NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1054944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1886-1350
The Width of a Proof
Hanna, Gila
PNA, v9 n1 p29-39 2014
This paper's aim is to discuss the concept of width of a proof put forward by Timothy Gowers. It explains what this concept means and attempts to show how it relates to other concepts discussed in the existing literature on proof and proving. It also explores how the concept of width of a proof might be used productively in the mathematics curriculum and how it might fit with the various perspectives on learning to prove.
Universidad de Granada Didáctica de la Matemática: Persamiento Numerico, FQM-193. Campus de Cartuja, Granada, Spain 18071. Tel: +34-958-241503; Fax: +34-958-246359; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A