
06585972
j
2016d.00748
Satianov, Pavel
Dagan, Miriam
Amram, Meirav
Using `min' and `max' functions in calculus teaching.
Int. J. Math. Educ. Sci. Technol. 46, No. 6, 944951 (2015).
2015
Taylor \& Francis, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
EN
I25
I55
calculus learning
analytical thinking
concept definition
cognitionbased teaching
visual representation
challenge problems
doi:10.1080/0020739X.2015.1034204
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.