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ERIC Number: EJ649624
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
Young Peoples' Ideas of Infinity.
Monaghan, John
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v48 n2-3 p239-57 2001
Considers young peoples' views of infinity prior to instruction in the methods mathematicians use in addressing the subject of infinity. Presents a partially historical account of studies examining young peoples' ideas of infinity. Four sections address potential pitfalls for research in this area and the work of Piaget, issues concerning the contradictory nature of infinity and infinity as a process and as an object, infinite numbers, and contexts and tasks. (Author/MM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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