Chapter 10: Synthesis

Part I The Novice Mathematician's Encounter With Mathematical Abstraction As the Individual Learner's Sense-Making of a New Way of Thinking

Part II The Novice Mathematician's Encounter With Mathematical Abstraction as an Enculturation Process

Part III Didactical Implications: Observations Related to the Teaching of Advanced Mathematics Derived From the Study of the Novice Mathematician's Cognition

Part IV Methodological Implications: A Comment on Observation As A Means to Gain Access to Advanced Mathematical Cognition

Part V Embedding the Cross-Topical Synthesis in the Literature Reviewed in Chapter 1. Possible Extensions of the Study.