Lapses in Mathematical Reasoning

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)

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Publisher: Dover Publications (October 28, 2016)

Collection: Dover Books on Mathematics

Page count: 224 pages

Language: English


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