id: 06664673
dt: j
an: 2016f.00007
au: Merrotsy, Peter
ti: The Tower of Hanoi and inductive logic.
so: Aust. Sr. Math. J. 29, No. 1, 16-24 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT), Adelaide, SA
la: EN
cc: A20 E30 D50
ut: Tower of Hanoi; inductive logic; problem solving; puzzles
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ab: Summary: In the “Australian Curriculum,” the concept of mathematical
induction is first met in the senior secondary subject Specialist
Mathematics. This article details an example, the Tower of Hanoi
problem, which provides an enactive introduction to the inductive
process before moving to more abstract and cognitively demanding
representations. Along the way, it is suggested that the Tower of Hanoi
problem would also be suitable as an example for introducing
mathematical inductive thinking to students in junior secondary school.
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