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ERIC Number: EJ941273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
Refinements in Mathematics Undergraduate Students' Reasoning on Completed Infinite Iterative Processes
Radu, Iuliana; Weber, Keith
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v78 n2 p165-180 Nov 2011
This paper reports a teaching experiment in which two students engaged in tasks that challenged them to describe a final state for a variety of infinite iterative processes. The results from the study indicate that the students used multiple reasoning strategies for addressing these tasks. Refinements in the students' reasoning occurred as students constructed relationships between the problems they were solving and problems they had solved previously, applying some of the reasoning strategies that they used for one problem to make sense of or solve another problem. We discuss how these findings relate to the existing body of research on infinite iterative processes.
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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