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ERIC Number: EJ785362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
The Completeness Property of the Set of Real Numbers in the Transition from Calculus to Analysis
Berge, Analia
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v67 n3 p217-235 Mar 2008
This paper focuses on teaching and learning the set of real numbers "R" and its completeness property at the university level. It studies, in particular, the opportunities for understanding this property that students are offered in four undergraduate correlative courses in Calculus and Analysis. The theoretical framework used in the study draws on concepts developed in the Anthropological Theory of Didactics, especially the notions of praxeology and mathematical organization. The paper shows different expectations concerning the same notion ("R" and its completeness) through different school levels, and intends to bring up some reflections about the transition from Calculus to Analysis.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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