Lapses in Mathematical Reasoning

Lapses in Mathematical Reasoning

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14.95 Lapses in Mathematical Reasoning

Designed as a method for teaching correct mathematical thinking to high school students, this book contains a brilliantly constructed series of what the authors call "lapses," erroneous statements that are part of a larger mathematical argument. These lapses lead to sophism or mathematical absurdities. The ingenious idea behind this technique is to lead the student deliberately toward a clearly false conclusion. The teacher and student then go back and analyze the… (more)

Book Details  

Publisher: Dover Publications (October 28, 2016)

Collection: Dover Books on Mathematics

Format: EPUB

Page count: 224 pages

File size: 22 MB

Protection: Drm+lcp

Language: English

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