Sets and Tuples

  • Nancy Baxter
  • Ed Dubinsky
  • Gary Levin

Abstract

The goal of this chapter is to motivate students to understand sets and tuples (sequences with finitely many non-OM components) as objects to which certain operations can be applied. By working with a set as a collection of objects and realizing that a set can be a member of another set, the student begins to think of a set itself as an object. Along these same lines, we try to strengthen the notion of a proposition as an object by giving many examples in which a proposition is an element of a set. We also attempt to objectify sets and tuples by having the student define ISETL funcs that return a set or a tuple.

Keywords

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nancy Baxter
    • 1
  • Ed Dubinsky
    • 2
  • Gary Levin
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesDickinson CollegeCarlisleUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Education and MathematicsPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceClarkson UniversityPotsdamUSA

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