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ERIC Number: ED500975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
One Line Proof: What Can Go Wrong?
Gholamazad, Soheila; Liljedahl, Peter; Zazkis, Rina
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Paper presented at the 27th International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference Held Jointly with the 25th PME-NA Conference (Honolulu, HI, Jul 13-18, 2003), v2 p437-444
Having an ability to appreciate, understand, and generate proofs is crucial in being able to evaluate students' mathematical arguments and reasoning. As such, the development of this ability in perspective teachers is imperative. This study examines the work of a group of preservice elementary school teachers in their efforts to generate one-line proofs on closure statements. We provide a framework that allows us to carry out a fine grain analysis of students' proofs and also provides a tool for diagnosis and remediation. (Contains 2 footnotes and 1 figure.) [For complete proceedings, see ED500859.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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