Being Reasonable: Using Brainteasers to Develop Reasoning Ability in Humanistic Mathematics Courses
Abstract / Synopsis
Developing reasoning ability is often cited as one of the principal justifications of a mathematics requirement for liberal arts undergraduates. Humanistic math courses have become recognized as a paradigm for liberal arts mathematics, but such courses may not provide the opportunity to develop reasoning ability. The author describes his procedure for using brainteasers to promote reasoning in a humanistic math course for liberal arts undergraduates.
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Gary Stogsdill, "Being Reasonable: Using Brainteasers to Develop Reasoning Ability in Humanistic Mathematics Courses," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 4 Issue 2 (July 2014), pages 83-90. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201402.08. Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol4/iss2/8
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