Symbol sense

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* Symbol_sense (dutch)

General

An understanding of and an aesthetic feel for the power of symbols: understanding how and when symbols can and should be used in order to display relationships, generalizations, and proofs which otherwise are hidden and invisible (Arcavi, 1994).

By symbol sense I mean a very general ability to extract mathematical meaning and structure from symbols, to encode meaning efficiently in symbols, and to manipulate symbols effectively to discover new mathematical meaning and structure (Zorn, 2002).

source: Paul Drijvers

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