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ERIC Number: EJ564476
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Learners' Difficulties with Induction Proofs.
Segal, Judith
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v29 n2 p159-77 Mar-Apr 1998
Describes a series of empirical studies designed to investigate the nature of learners' difficulties with the proof technique of structural induction. Indicates that a constant factor was the role of implication in induction. Concludes that the conceptual gap between knowing how to apply the principle of induction and understanding why it is valid was a difficulty. Contains 12 references. (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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