ERIC Number: ED373966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Beyond Inductive and Deductive Reasoning: The Search for a Sense of Knowing.
Simon, Martin A.
In this paper it is argued that the characterization of mathematical justifications as inductive or deductive is incomplete. Promoting in classrooms the development of and discourse about a third type of reasoning, transformational reasoning, which considers the results of operations on a set of objects, may contribute to mathematics learning in significant ways. Topics discussed include: contrasting the presence and absence of transformational reasoning, defining transformational reasoning, transformational reasoning as a way of thinking, and implications. Contains 19 references. (MKR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-8, 1994).