Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/14386
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2011
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Syed Mansoor Jaffar & Dindyal, J. (2011). Language-related misconceptions in the study of limits. In J. Clark, B. Kissane, J. Mousley, T. Spencer & S. Thornton (eds.), Mathematics: Traditions and [New] practices: Proceedings of the AAMT-MERGA Conference (pp. 390-397). Adelaide, S.A.: Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, and, Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.
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This paper reports on the language-related misconceptions of a group of post-secondary
students when working on problems involving the limit of a real-valued function at a single
point. In this qualitative study, 50 post-secondary students took a test and participated in a
survey, from which 10 were interviewed after the test. The data revealed several
misconceptions held by the post-secondary students about the limit concept that were
related to the issue of language. Such language-related misconceptions resulted from
incorrect internal representations and the inability to reify the limit.
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This paper was published in Mathematics: Traditions and [New] practices: Proceedings of the AAMT-MERGA Conference, held at Adelaide, Australia from 3-7 Jul 2011
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9781875900695
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