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Mathematical reasoning : patterns, problems, conjectures, and proofs

Author: Raymond S Nickerson
Publisher: New York ; London : Psychology Press, cop. 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The development of mathematical competence is a fascinating aspect of human cognition. This book explores a range of psychological questions related to mathematical cognition, and offers insights for  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond S Nickerson
ISBN: 9781848728271 1848728271
OCLC Number: 875717168
Description: XI, 583 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. What Is Mathematics? 2. Counting. 3. Numbers. 4. Deduction and Abstraction. 5. Proofs. 6. Informal Reasoning. 7. Representations. 8. Infinity. 9. Infinitesimals. 10. Predilections. 11. Esthetics in Mathematics. 12. The Usefulness of Mathematics. 13. Foundations. 14. Preschool Development. 15. Math in Schools. 16. Math Problem Solving. 17. Final Thoughts.
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