Yevdokimov, Oleksiy (2009) Higher order reasoning produced in proof construction: how well do secondary school students explain and write mathematical proofs? In: ICMI Study 19 Working Conference: Proof and Proving in Mathematics Education, 10-15 May 2009, Taipei.
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The culture of mathematical explanations and writings based on conceptual understanding in proof construction is on the focus of the paper. We explore students’ attempts to explain construction of mathematical proofs after reading them and write mathematical proofs after working out their own constructions. Two examples of proofs, by induction and by contradiction, are discussed in detail to highlight students’ difficulties in proving and possible ways for their resolving.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Author retains copyright.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||mathematical explanations, proof construction, conceptual understanding|
|Subjects:||330000 Education > 330200 Curriculum Studies > 330202 Curriculum Studies - Mathematics Education|
|Depositing User:||Dr Oleksiy Yevdokimov|
|Date Deposited:||05 Oct 2009 04:39|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 23:18|
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