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A Fun Way To Help Students Discover Discrete Mathematics

Abstract This thesis focuses on sequencing questions in a way that provides students with manageable steps to understand some of the fundamental concepts in discrete mathematics. The questions are aimed at younger students (middle and high school aged) with the goal of helping young students, who have likely never seen discrete mathematics, to learn through guided discovery. Chapter 2 is the bulk of this thesis as it provides questions, hints, solutions, as well as a brief discussion of each question. In the discussions following the questions, I have attempted to illustrate some relationships between the current question and previous questions, explain the learning goals of that question, as well as point out possible flaws in students' thinkin... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Bell, Stephanie (Author) / Fishel, Susana (Advisor) / Hurlbert, Glenn (Committee member) / Quigg, John (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mathematics / Mathematics education / Discrete Math / High school
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 56 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Mathematics 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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