id: 06618947
dt: j
an: 2016e.00856
au: Lockwood, Elise; Caughman, John S. IV
ti: Set partitions and the multiplication principle.
so: PRIMUS, Probl. Resour. Issues Math. Undergrad. Stud. 26, No. 2, 143-157
(2016).
py: 2016
pu: Taylor \& Francis, Philadelphia, PA
la: EN
cc: K25
ut: combinatorics; multiplication principle; discrete mathematics; counting
problems
ci:
li: doi:10.1080/10511970.2015.1072118
ab: Summary: To further understand student thinking in the context of
combinatorial enumeration, we examine student work on a problem
involving set partitions. In this context, we note some key features of
the multiplication principle that were often not attended to by
students. We also share a productive way of thinking that emerged for
several students who were then able to resolve the issues in question.
We conclude with pedagogical implications.
rv: