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ERIC Number: EJ1035923
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0228-0671
A Set-Oriented Perspective on Solving Counting Problems
Lockwood, Elise
For the Learning of Mathematics, v34 n2 p31-36 2014
In this article, I present the notion of a set-oriented perspective for solving counting problems that emerged during task-based interviews with postsecondary students. Framing the findings within Harel's "ways of thinking", I argue that students may benefit from this perspective, in which they view attending to sets of outcomes as an intrinsic aspect of the activity of counting. I analyze three student examples that demonstrate underdeveloped, developing, and robust set-oriented perspectives and discuss steps for further research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A