The Role of Examples in the Learning of Mathematics and in Everyday Thought Processes

  • Shlomo Vinner
Part of the Mathematics in Mind book series (MATHMIN)


In this chapter I discuss the role of examples in the learning of mathematics and in everyday thought processes. I discuss conjecture formation, and conjecture verification in mathematics and in everyday thought processes. Thus, I emphasize again that the domain of mathematical thinking is not an “isolated island.” It is strongly connected to the domain of everyday thought processes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shlomo Vinner
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  1. 1.The Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael

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