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Fostering Recursive Thinking in Combinatorics through the Use of Manipulatives and Computing Technology
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Mathematics Educator Volume 7, Number 1, ISSN 1062-9017

Abstract

Describes the use of manipulatives for solving simple combinatorial problems which can lead to the discovery of recurrence relations for permutations and combinations. Numerical evidence and visual imagery generated by a computer spreadsheet through modeling these relations can enable students to experience the ease and power of combinatorial reasoning, recursion, and mathematical induction proof. (MKR)

Citation

Abramovich, S. & Pieper, A. (1996). Fostering Recursive Thinking in Combinatorics through the Use of Manipulatives and Computing Technology. Mathematics Educator, 7(1), 4-12. Retrieved May 19, 2019 from .

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