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ERIC Number: EJ1059405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0228-0671
Continuous Problem of Function Continuity
Jayakody, Gaya; Zazkis, Rina
For the Learning of Mathematics, v35 n1 p8-17 2015
We examine different definitions presented in textbooks and other mathematical sources for "continuity of a function at a point" and "continuous function" in the context of introductory level Calculus. We then identify problematic issues related to definitions of continuity and discontinuity: inconsistency and absence of explicit definitions. We situate the issues in the general discussion on definitions in mathematics and mathematics teaching.
FLM Publishing Association. 382 Education South, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G5, Canada. e-mail: flm2@ualberta.ca; Web site: http://flm.educ.ualberta.ca
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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