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ERIC Number: EJ828702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
Developing Reasoning through Proof in High School Calculus
Perrin, John Robert
Mathematics Teacher, v102 n5 p341-349 Dec 2008
Developing students' ability to reason has long been a fundamental goal of mathematics education. A primary way in which mathematics students develop reasoning skills is by constructing mathematical proofs. This article presents a number of nontypical results, along with their proofs, that can be explored with students in any calculus classroom. Carefully investigating these results with calculus students is meant to strengthen students' reasoning skills as well as their understanding of calculus. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A