id: 02320704
dt: a
an: 1998b.00965
au: Epp, Susanna S.
ti: Logic and discrete mathematics in the schools.
so: Rosenstein, Joseph G. et al., Discrete mathematics in the schools. American
Mathematical Society, Providence, RI (ISBN 0-8218-0448-0). 75-83
(1997).
py: 1997
pu: American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI
la: EN
cc: E30
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ab: This article argues logical reasoning should be a component of the discrete
mathematics that is discussed at all grade levels. Students should not
have to wait until they are college students to explore the reasoning
involved in “and”, “or”, and “if-then” statements, or to
understand how quantifiers are used. This need not be done formally
(e.g., through truth tables) but through concrete activities which
ultimately will support the students’ transition to abstract
mathematical thinking. The author illustrates the value of explicit
discussion of logic with experiences from a discrete mathematics course
she has taught at DePaul University.
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