id: 05933487
dt: j
an: 2011e.00505
au: Furinghetti, Fulvia; Morselli, Francesca; Antonini, Samuele
ti: To exist or not to exist: example generation in real analysis.
so: ZDM, Int. J. Math. Educ. 43, No. 2, 219-232 (2011).
py: 2011
pu: Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg
la: EN
cc: E40 C30 D40 I10
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li: doi:10.1007/s11858-011-0321-x
ab: Summary: This article deals with the activity of example generation as a
special case of problem solving. We asked university students in the
scientific-technological area to produce examples (which may exist or
not) of mathematical objects fulfilling given requirements. For the
analysis of studentsâ€™ performances, we have developed a model that
attempts to grasp the nature of the different stages in the solving
process. The discussion of the findings allows us to outline
specificities and educational potentialities of example generation
activities.
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