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Balancing conceptual with formal
Topic Teaching Tip(s): General principles of mathematical communication | Balancing conceptual with formal
Students of mathematics often have trouble appropriately deciding when to build conceptual understanding and when to present ideas formally; additionally, students often don���t realize that conceptual explanations must be as carefully constructed as formal presentations. This webpage provides sample recitations, writing exercises, proofs, and presentations that can be used to help students understand how to effectively build conceptual understanding, how to present mathematics formally and when to do each.
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This review was published on March 31, 2011