Teaching the rigorous concept of limit

Kell Hiu Fai CHENG, Shuk Ying HO, Allen LEUNG

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapters


The concept of limit of a sequence (or convergence of a sequence) has often been a challenge to students, be it secondary school students or university students. This is particularly apparent when the task at hand is to study it rigorously, namely, the epsilon-N approach or its equivalent form, the epsilon-delta approach. In this paper, we present findings on a project designed to facilitate the learning of limits for student teachers at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. With the help of information technology, the project goal is to get the students to realize the rigorous definition of limit of a sequence (or its equivalent forms) by themselves through a series of guided tasks. Copyright © 2011香港數學教育學會.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication《香港數學教育會議2011論文集:香港數學教育—後教改時期的反思》
Editors 黃家樂, 李玉潔, 潘維凱
Place of Publication香港
ISBN (Print)9789889982287
Publication statusPublished - 2011


Cheng, K., Ho, A., & Leung, A. (2011). Teaching the rigorous concept of limit. 輯於黃家樂、李玉潔和潘維凱編《香港數學教育會議2011論文集:香港數學教育—後教改時期的反思》,(頁 129-136),香港,香港數學教育學會。


Dive into the research topics of 'Teaching the rigorous concept of limit'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.