The role of examples in the formation of concepts in mathematics

Ubuz, Behiye
Burcu, Kırkpınar
This research presents a brief survey of literature on the use of examples and generic examples in concept formation, and the observation of these theoretical ideas in a number of exam papers. Explanatory insight is given to c1arify the situations in the exam papers. By focusing on the students' answers and the definition given on generic example definition, mainly two suggestions arise for the usage of generic examples. Firstly, the sequence of the exemplification may be in the order of all the generic examples first andthen the practising examples. Secondly, while chosing the examples the non-parallel principle can be taken into consideration besides the parallel principle.
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B. Ubuz and K. Burcu, “The role of examples in the formation of concepts in mathematics,” p. –, 2000, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: