ERIC Number: ED495959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar-26
Reasons Why Students Have Difficulties with Mathematical Induction
Many difficulties surrounding mathematical induction have been described by researchers. In this paper, I describe several underlying causes for these difficulties. In particular, the symbolic nature of induction is discussed, along with student cognitive levels, validation abilities, and proof schemes.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A