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ERIC Number: EJ940206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
The Students' Take on the Epsilon-Delta Definition of a Limit
Fernandez, Eileen
PRIMUS, v14 n1 p43-54 2004
This paper describes a sequence of lessons from two Calculus I classes for teaching the epsilon-delta definition of a limit. In these lessons, the author elicited students' misconceptions and perceptions of this definition through a reading/writing lesson and then used these student ideas to design a lesson aimed at addressing these misconceptions and perceptions. An evaluation of students' understandings based on these lessons is included. Implications for teaching the epsilon-delta definition are discussed throughout the paper. (Contains 4 figures and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A