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Bolema: Boletim de Educação Matemática

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CORICA, Ana Rosa  and  OTERO, María Rita. Study of the praxeologies proposed to study in a university calculus course. Bolema [online]. 2012, vol.26, n.42b, pp. 459-482. ISSN 0103-636X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-636X2012000200004.

In this research we analyzed the organizations proposed to be studied in a university calculus course relative to the notions of functional limit and continuity. The material developed by teachers for the university students was analyzed using the Anthropologic Theory of the Didactic. The principal results indicate that the materials propose the study of isolated tasks, which do not lead to the production and validation of technological elements. Thus, knowledge appears to be organized in two levels: one theoretical and other practical, where the latter does not affect the conformation of the former. This generates an inadequate interpretation of scientific knowledge, reducing its study to disconnected mathematical organizations.

Keywords : Teaching; Calculus; Mathematics Organization; Anthropologic Theory of the Didactic; University Level.

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