Making sense of infinity through perception, operation and reason.

Lee Ng, Kin Eng Chin, Vincent Pang

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Abstract

This paper exemplifies a framework for explaining the divergence of infinity conceptions based on an empirical study. The sample involved a group of 36 pre-service teachers and the data were collected using a questionnaire concerning infinity. The respondents made sense of infinity through perception, operation and reason. Interestingly enough, some of the respondents possessed different conceptions on infinity when they were making sense of it through different ways. Data analysis revealed that the majority of the respondents had problematic conceptions about infinity in particular when they were making sense through perception.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-455
Number of pages9
JournalMan in India
Volume96
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    Ng, L., Chin, K. E., & Pang, V. (2016). Making sense of infinity through perception, operation and reason. Man in India, 96(1-2), 447-455.