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ERIC Number: EJ882943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Promoting Students' Ability to Think Conceptually in Calculus
Zerr, Ryan J.
PRIMUS, v20 n1 p1-20 2010
An overview is given of three conceptual lessons that can be incorporated into any first-semester calculus class. These lessons were developed to help promote calculus students' ability to think conceptually, in particular with regard to the role that infinity plays in the subject. A theoretical basis for the value of these lessons is provided, and both indirect and direct evidence, that demonstrates that these lessons were successful in beginning to achieve their goal, is described. Ideas for how to incorporate these lessons into the standard calculus curriculum are presented as well as thoughts on how to further improve the lessons' ability to promote students' conceptual understanding. (Contains 1 table and 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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