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ERIC Number: ED101965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 104
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Elements of Mathematics, Book O: Intuitive Background. Chapter 3, Sets, Subsets and Operations with Sets.
Exner, Robert; And Others
The sixteen chapters of this book provide the core material for the Elements of Mathematics Program, a secondary sequence developed for highly motivated students with strong verbal abilities. The sequence is based on a functional-relational approach to mathematics teaching, and emphasizes teaching by analysis of real-life situations. This text is intended to provide students with a general background in the analytical methods of mathematics and practice in reasoning with mathematical objects; other texts (Books 1-12) prepared for use with book O explore particular areas in depth. In this chapter, discussion and problems introduce the ideas of object, set, element, set of sets, and empty set; a proof of the uniqueness of the empty set is provided. Venn diagrams are used in discussions of subset, intersection, union, difference, and complement. Methods of counting subsets are developed; and relationships among the elements of Pascal's triangle are derived, some in the text and others as problems. (SD)
CEMREL, Inc., 3120 59th Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63139 (no price quoted); ERIC/SMEAC, The Ohio State University, 400 Lincoln Tower, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (on loan)
Publication Type: Books
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Louis, MO.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois