Mathematical reasoning : patterns, problems, conjectures, and proofs / Raymond S. Nickerson.

Author
Nickerson, Raymond S. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Psychology Press, c2010.
Description
xi, 583 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents
What is mathematics? -- Counting -- Numbers -- Deduction and abstraction -- Proofs -- Informal reasoning in mathematics -- Representation in mathematics -- Infinity -- Infinitesimals -- Predictions, presumptions, and personalities -- Esthetics and the joy of mathematics -- The usefulness of mathematics -- Foundations and the "stuff" of mathematics -- Preschool development of numerical and mathematical skills -- Mathematics in school -- Mathematical problem solving -- Final thoughts.
ISBN
  • 9781848728271
  • 1848728271
LCCN
2009021567
OCLC
326685692
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