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Title: 
Language-related misconceptions in the study of limits
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Issue Date: 
Jul-2011
Citation: 
Paper presented at the AAMT-MERGA Conference 2011 on "Mathematics: Traditions and [New] Practices", Australia, 3 – 7 July 2011
Abstract: 
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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ISBN: 
9781875900695
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