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ERIC Number: EJ857931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
How to Understand a Theorem?
Abramovitz, Buma; Berezina, Miryam; Berman, Abraham; Shvartsman, Ludmila
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v40 n5 p577-586 2009
In this article we describe the process of studying the assumptions and the conclusion of a theorem. We tried to provide the students with exercises and problems where we discuss the following questions: What are the assumptions of a theorem and what are the conclusions? What is the geometrical meaning of a theorem? What happens when one or more of the theorem's assumptions are not fulfiled? What assumptions are necessary and which are sufficient? According to the students' opinion and the test results the developed approach was successful. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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