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ERIC Number: EJ1094401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar-23
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
Using Menelaus' Theorem and Dynamic Mathematics Software to Convey the Meanings of Indeterminate Forms to Students
Çekmez, Erdem
Educational Research and Reviews, v11 n6 p277-287 Mar 2016
This study investigates the effectiveness of a teaching activity that aimed to convey the meaning of indeterminate forms to a group of undergraduate students who were enrolled in an elementary mathematics education programme. The study reports the implementation sequence of the activity and students' experiences in the classroom. To assess the effectiveness of the adopted approach, an individual homework assignment, in which students were asked to generate examples for indeterminate forms as geometrical constructions, was applied. The findings revealed that the students had various misunderstandings about the meanings of indeterminate forms prior to the study. Moreover, the use of the term "indeterminate" to designate these limit forms was found to be inappropriate because of its connotation. In light of the results, some suggestions are made to improve the teaching of indeterminate forms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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