ERIC Number: EJ971003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Finite Topological Spaces as a Pedagogical Tool
Helmstutler, Randall D.; Higginbottom, Ryan S.
PRIMUS, v22 n1 p64-74 2012
We propose the use of finite topological spaces as examples in a point-set topology class especially suited to help students transition into abstract mathematics. We describe how carefully chosen examples involving finite spaces may be used to reinforce concepts, highlight pathologies, and develop students' non-Euclidean intuition. We end with a project in which finite spaces are featured.
Descriptors: Topology, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, College Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts, Undergraduate Study, Validity, Mathematical Logic
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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