
06664673
j
2016f.00007
Merrotsy, Peter
The Tower of Hanoi and inductive logic.
Aust. Sr. Math. J. 29, No. 1, 1624 (2015).
2015
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT), Adelaide, SA
EN
A20
E30
D50
Tower of Hanoi
inductive logic
problem solving
puzzles
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. (ERIC)