University mathematics teachers' views on the required reasoning in calculus exams

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Bergqvist, Ewa;
  • Publisher: Umeå universitet, Institutionen för naturvetenskapernas och matematikens didaktik
  • Subject: Swedish exams | Didactics | University Calculus courses | reasoning | creative vs. imitative | Calculus | Didaktik
    acm: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION

Students often use imitative reasoning, i.e. copy algorithms or recall facts, when solving mathematical tasks. Research show that this type of imitative reasoning might weaken the students' understanding of the underlying mathematical concepts. In a previous study, the ... View more
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