ERIC Number: ED213578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Proof in Mathematics ("If,""Then," and "Perhaps").
Baxandall, P. R.; And Others
This collection of material is designed to illustrate the nature and variety of the idea of proof in mathematics. It is intended to be a "background book" for the use of teachers, particularly those in initial training courses. Individual chapter titles are: (1) The Role of Proof in Mathematics; (2) Logical Reasoning: The Idea of Implication; (3) Pictures: The Power and Danger of 'Visual' Proofs; (4) Advice on Reading and Writing Proofs; (5) Language and Notation Strategies of Proof; (6) Proofs of Impossibility and of Existence; and (7) Methods of Obtaining Proofs: Generalization, Specialization, Analogy. The four appendices are entitled: (I) Axiomatic Reasoning; (II) Axiomatics and the Foundations of Mathematics; (III) An Anthology of Proofs; and (IV) A Case History: The Development of a Proof. (MP)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Mathematical Concepts, Preservice Teacher Education, Problem Solving, Proof (Mathematics), Supplementary Reading Materials, Teacher Education, Textbooks, Undergraduate Study
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Keele Univ. (England). Inst. of Education.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.