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ERIC Number: ED518588
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
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Errors and Misconceptions in College Level Theorem Proving. Technical Report. No. 2003-3
Selden, Annie; Selden, John
Online Submission, Paper presented at the International Seminar on Misconceptions and Educational Strategies in Science and Mathematics (2nd, Ithaca, NY, Jul 1987)
In this paper we describe a number of types of errors and underlying misconceptions that arise in mathematical reasoning. Other types of mathematical reasoning errors, not associated with specific misconceptions, are also discussed. We hope the characterization and cataloging of common reasoning errors will be useful in studying the teaching of reasoning in mathematics. (Contains 9 endnotes.) [This paper is published in: Novak, Joseph D., Ed. "Proceedings of the Second International Seminar on Misconceptions and Educational Strategies in Science and Mathematics" Volume III, July 1987, Cornell University, p457-470.]
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Technological University, Department of Mathematics