id: 06585972
dt: j
an: 2016d.00748
au: Satianov, Pavel; Dagan, Miriam; Amram, Meirav
ti: Using ‘min’ and ‘max’ functions in calculus teaching.
so: Int. J. Math. Educ. Sci. Technol. 46, No. 6, 944-951 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: Taylor \& Francis, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
la: EN
cc: I25 I55
ut: calculus learning; analytical thinking; concept definition; cognition-based
teaching; visual representation; challenge problems
ci:
li: doi:10.1080/0020739X.2015.1034204
ab: Summary: In this paper, we discuss the use of the min and max functions in
teaching calculus to engineering students. Our experience illustrates
that such functions have great possibilities in the development of a
student’s analytical thinking. The types of problems we present here
are not common in most instructional texts, which lead us to suggest
that the paper will be interesting and useful to calculus lecturers.
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