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ERIC Number: EJ883646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Adding Structure to the Transition Process to Advanced Mathematical Activity
Engelbrecht, Johann
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v41 n2 p143-154 2010
The transition process to advanced mathematical thinking is experienced as traumatic by many students. Experiences that students had of school mathematics differ greatly to what is expected from them at university. Success in school mathematics meant application of different methods to get an answer. Students are not familiar with logical deductive reasoning, required in advanced mathematics. It is necessary to assist students in this transition process, in moving from general to mathematical thinking. In this article some structure is suggested for this transition period. This essay is an argumentative exposition supported by personal experience and international literature. This makes this study theoretical rather than empirical.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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