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ERIC Number: EJ883655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
On Introducing a Set Perspective in the Learning of Limits of Real Sequences
Mamona-Downs, Joanna
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v41 n2 p277-291 2010
An account is made of the relationship between the convergence behaviour of a sequence and the accumulation points of the underlying set of the sequence. The aim is to provide students with opportunities to contrast two types of mathematical entities through their commonalities and differences in structure. The more set-oriented perspective that arises provides students with an alternative source for proving propositions concerning limiting properties of sequences. Some examples are given and comments are made on the cognitive level.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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