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ERIC Number: EJ1091594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Set Partitions and the Multiplication Principle
Lockwood, Elise; Caughman, John S., IV
PRIMUS, v26 n2 p143-157 2016
To further understand student thinking in the context of combinatorial enumeration, we examine student work on a problem involving set partitions. In this context, we note some key features of the multiplication principle that were often not attended to by students. We also share a productive way of thinking that emerged for several students who were then able to resolve the issues in question. We conclude with pedagogical implications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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