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ERIC Number: EJ857926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Syntactic and Semantic Reasoning in Mathematics Teaching and Learning
Easdown, David
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v40 n7 p941-949 Oct 2009
This article discusses a variety of examples in errors in mathematical reasoning, the source of which is due to the tension between the syntax (form of mathematical expression) and semantics (underlying ideas or meaning). This article suggests that the heightened awareness of syntactic and semantic reasoning, and the consequent resolution of the tension and errors in particular cases, may lead to enhanced mathematics learning outcomes, robustness and creativity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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