Mathematics for Teaching Tag: definition of function

Tag: definition of function

Evolution of the definition of function

How do you define function? Do you teach relation first before teaching function?  Does knowing about relation a pre-requisite to function understanding? The concept of function “was born as a result of a long search after a mathematical model for physical phenomena involving variable quantities” (Sfard, 1991, p. 14). In 1755, Euler (1707-1783) elaborated on…

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