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Developing Mathematical Power by Using Explicit and Recursive Reasoning

John Lannin 

November 2004, Volume 98, Issue 4, Page 216

Abstract:
The use of a variety of tasks that encourage students to examine the advantages and limitations of recursive and explicit reasoning. The authors discuss the reasoning for employing different types of reasoning and how to encourage students to justify their thinking.

Keywords:
Article
Algebra
Grades 9-12
Teacher
Skill and Fluency
Reasoning and Proof