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Glimpses of Infinity: Intuitions, Paradoxes, and Cognitive Leaps

@inproceedings{Mamolo2010GlimpsesOI,
  title={Glimpses of Infinity: Intuitions, Paradoxes, and Cognitive Leaps},
  author={Ami Mamolo},
  year={2010}
}
This dissertation examines undergraduate and graduate university students' emergent conceptions of mathematical infinity. In particular, my research focuses on identifying the cognitive leaps required to overcome epistemological obstacles related to the idea of actual infinity. Extending on prior research regarding intuitive approaches to set comparison tasks, my research offers a refined analysis of the tacit conceptions and philosophies which influence learners' emergent understanding of… Expand
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