An example of cognitive obstacles in advanced integration: the case of scalar line integrals

Mallet, Daniel G. (2012) An example of cognitive obstacles in advanced integration: the case of scalar line integrals. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science & Technology, 44(1), pp. 152-157.

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Cognitive obstacles that arise in the teaching and learning of scalar line integrals, derived from cognitive aids provided to students when first learning about integration of single variable functions are described. A discussion of how and why the obstacles cause students problems is presented and possible strategies to overcome the obstacles are outlined.

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ID Code: 50313
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: cognitive obstacle, integration, line integral, area under the curve
DOI: 10.1080/0020739X.2012.678897
ISSN: 1464-5211 (online) 0020-739X (print)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > OTHER MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (019900) > Mathematical Sciences not elsewhere classified (019999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Past > Schools > Mathematical Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 16 May 2012 02:43
Last Modified: 20 May 2013 08:33

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