id: 06664668
dt: j
an: 2016f.01138
au: Kabael, Tangul
ti: Studentsâ€™ formalising process of the limit concept.
so: Aust. Sr. Math. J. 28, No. 2, 23-37 (2014).
py: 2014
pu: Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT), Adelaide, SA
la: EN
cc: I20 C30
ut: limit; mathematical concepts; concept formation
ci:
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ab: Summary: The concept of limit is the foundation for many concepts such as
the derivative and the integral in advanced mathematics. The limit
concept has been a research topic in mathematics education for years
and in the literature it is a broadly accepted fact that the limit is a
difficult notion for most students. The study presented in this article
is a qualitatively designed study and the research design is a teaching
experiment. An academic semester teaching experiment was conducted in
the course of Analysis I in the Mathematics Education Program in an
Education Faculty in order to investigate studentsâ€™ formalising
process of the limit concept. The participants of the study were
selected from the 28 students taking the one semester class covering
the content of limit, continuity, derivative, and integral concepts for
the single variable functions. Seven participants were selected on the
basis of an open-ended test, developed by the researcher, using the
purposive sampling technique. Data for the study were gathered using
two clinical interviews. It is concluded that the studentsâ€™
formalisation process of the limit concept can differ from each other.
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