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Title: Algorithms of "the four operations" as mathematical generalizations of human thought
Authors: Anku, Sitsofe Enyonam
Issue Date: 1996
Citation: Anku, S. E. (1996). Algorithms of "the four operations" as mathematical generalizations of human thought. The Mathematics Educator, 1(2),124-128.
Abstract: In a limited way, the algorithm of the four operations is interpreted as any peculiar rule of procedure. However, in a broader sense, it can be viewed as a mathematical generalization of human thought. The latter is possible by perceiving the connections among addition, multiplication, subtraction, and division. In this article, I describe how a group of pre-service mathematics students made sense of the algorithms of the four operations as generalizations of human thought.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/82
ISSN: 0218-9100
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