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Mathematical reasoning in calculus textbook exercises
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of mathematics.
2004 (English)In: Journal of Mathematical Behavior, ISSN 0732-3123, E-ISSN 1873-8028, Vol. 23, no 4, 405-427 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to study some of the strategies that are possible to use in order to solve the exercises in undergraduate calculus textbooks. It is described in detail how most exercises may be solved by mathematically superficial strategies, often without actually considering the core mathematics of the book section in question.

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Elsevier , 2004. Vol. 23, no 4, 405-427 p.
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problem solving, mathematical reasoning, learning difficulties, textbooks, exercises
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didactics of mathematics
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-37657DOI: 10.1016/j.jmathb.2004.09.003OAI: diva2:369570
Meaningful or meaningless mathematics: the ability to reason mathematically
Available from: 2010-11-11 Created: 2010-11-11 Last updated: 2011-02-11Bibliographically approved

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