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dc.contributor.authorDickerson, David S.
dc.contributor.authorPitman, Damien J.
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-19T20:59:11Z
dc.date.available2016-09-19T20:59:11Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationDickerson, David S., and Damien J. Pitman. "Advanced college-level students' categorization and use of mathematical definitions." Proceedings of the 36th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education 2 (2012): 187-193.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/10022
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative study of five undergraduate mathematics majors found that some students, (even students at an advanced level of undergraduate mathematical study) have a mathematician’s perspective neither on the concept of mathematical definition nor on the structure of mathematics as a whole. Participants in this study were likely to reason from incomplete concept images rather than from concept definitions and were likely to perceive that definitions (like theorems) need to be verified. The results of this study have implications for college-level mathematics instruction.en_US
dc.titleAdvanced college-level students' categorization and use of mathematical definitionsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.conferenceConference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Educationen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage187en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage193en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleProceedings of the 36th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Educationen_US
mus.citation.volume2en_US
mus.identifier.categoryPhysics & Mathematicsen_US
mus.identifier.categorySocial Sciencesen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Scienceen_US
mus.relation.departmentMathematical Sciences.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US


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