The effect of a unit in symbolic logic on the high school student's ability to grasp geometry concepts
Owens, Sister Catherine
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This study proposed to determine by experiment the effect of the study of symbolic logic on the student's achievement in geometry. Its secondary purpose was to test the influence of the study of logic on the student's ability to solve non-mathematical problems. As a means of teaching the nature and value of proof, the study presented a unit on symbolic logic taught in conjunction with geometry. Current stress on concept as well as content, sustained interest in "the nature of proof," emphasis on the "foundations" in mathematics, and experiments with symbolic and Aristotelian logic all served to suggest the vitality of the problem and to set the direction for the experiment [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (M.A.)--Boston University
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