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Limits of functions – how do students handle them?

Kristina Juter
Pythagoras | Issue 61 | a117 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/pythagoras.v0i61.117 | © 2005 Kristina Juter | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 October 2005 | Published: 20 October 2005

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Abstract

This paper aims at formulating and analysing the development of 15 students in their creations of mental representations of limits of functions during a basic mathematics course at a Swedish university. Their concept images are sought via questionnaires and interviews. How do students respond to limits of functions? The data indicate that some students have incoherent representations, but they do not recognise it themselves.

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