Example generation exercises in an introductory analysis course

Curley, Nuala and Meehan, Maria (2010) Example generation exercises in an introductory analysis course. pp. 48-51. ISSN 1473-4869

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In this article, we describe how we systematically included example generation exercises into our introductory Analysis course and explain our motivation for doing so. Feedback on these exercises, collected from 39 students via course evaluation questionnaires, is presented. We also provide examples, taken from one-to-one interviews with seven students, of how engaging with the exercise caused two students to expand their concept images of divergent sequence, and resulted in three students developing techniques for generating certain types of sequences. The merits of incorporating these exercises into an advanced mathematics course are discussed.

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Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 12:56
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2015 12:56
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/2125

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