The Illusion of Linearity

The Illusion of Linearity

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This book presents the reader with a comprehensive overview of the major findings of the recent research on the illusion of linearity. It discusses: how the illusion of linearity appears in diverse domains of mathematics and science; what are the crucial psychological, mathematical, and educational factors being responsible for the occurrence and persistence of the phenomenon; and how the illusion of linearity can be remedied.When the size of a body shrinks, its surface area reduces by the square of the scaling factor, while its volume reduces by ... word problems about the effect of a linear enlargement or reduction of a geometrical figure on the perimeter or area ofanbsp;...

Title:The Illusion of Linearity
Author:Dirk de Bock, Wim van Dooren, Dirk Janssens, Lieven Verschaffel
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-09-30


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