# The Misconception Fallacy, the Pseudo-conceptual and the Pseudo-analytical Behaviors in Mathematical Contexts

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## Abstract

In this chapter I examine the commonly accepted claim that each mistake people make is a result of a misconception. My claim is that there are other modes of thinking that form mistakes. The names I give them are the *pseudo-conceptual* and the *pseudo-analytical* modes of thinking. People who are involved with these modes of thinking in certain situations pick up some notions that look relevant to the context in question, and use these notions in their responses in a meaningless way.

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