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Examples of admissible simplification of mathematical theories

Alena Aleksenko (Department of Mathematics, Aveiro University, Aveiro, Portugal)
Evgeny Lakshtanov (Department of Mathematics, Aveiro University, Aveiro, Portugal)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 18 October 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is simplification of some mathematical theories for the needs of school education.

Design/methodology/approach

This work is a result of long‐lasting regular observations of extra‐curriculum classes with primary school pupils. This research is based on some maxima given in a paper written by Zvonkin.

Findings

This work gives examples of simplified math models that satisfy the claimed concept, accompanied with the set of problems attainable for primary school pupils.

Originality/value

This work represents a set of criteria, with the guidance of which, any mathematician would be capable of creating a set of problems that would lead the pupils into the area of his research not as observers, but as participants.

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Citation

Aleksenko, A. and Lakshtanov, E. (2011), "Examples of admissible simplification of mathematical theories", Kybernetes, Vol. 40 No. 9/10, pp. 1523-1529. https://doi.org/10.1108/03684921111169521

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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