Pitfalls in …the method of induction : the perils of teaching by example

Naik, Arun (2012) Pitfalls in …the method of induction : the perils of teaching by example. At Right Angles, 1 (2). pp. 48-51. ISSN 2582-1873

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Abstract

Constructive teaching encourages students to recognize patterns and build appropriate theory with its roots in conjecture. What are the dangers in this method? What precautions should the teacher take to avoid conveying the impression that a result is true simply because it has been observed in all the examples considered?

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Naik, Arun
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inductive methods, Deductive methods, Conjecture
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/3042
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