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Conceptual vs. Formal
Topic Teaching Tip(s): Courses in which students communicate about mathematics | Communication recitations | General principles of mathematical communication | Balancing conceptual with formal
This recitation from MIT's communication-intensive offering of Real Analysis focuses on when to explain conceptually and when to present ideas formally. Students review various examples and then discuss when it makes sense to build conceptual understanding before presenting ideas formally and when it's better to present ideas formally first.
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This review was published on January 22, 2012