Alcock, L. and Simpson, A. P. (2002) 'Definitions : dealing with categories mathematically.', For the learning of mathematics., 22 (2). pp. 28-34.
Explores differences between mathematical definitions and non-mathematical definitions by contrasting three approaches to mathematical reasoning. Examines the consequences of the use of those approaches in a first course in real analysis. Analyzes students' reasoning behavior during analysis and suggests reasons for students' difficulties with the transition to university mathematics in general, and with analysis in particular.
|Keywords:||Higher education, Learning problems, Mathematical concepts, Mathematical logic, Mathematics education, Modern mathematics, Thinking skills.|
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|Date deposited:||05 May 2010|
|Date of first online publication:||July 2002|
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