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ERIC Number: EJ1084355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0228-0671
Generic Example Proving Criteria for All
Yopp, David; Ely, Rob; Johnson­-Leung, Jennifer
For the Learning of Mathematics, v35 n3 p8-13 2015
We review literature that discusses generic example proving and highlight ambiguities that pervade our research community's discourse about generic example arguments. We distinguish between pedagogical advice for choosing good examples that can serve as generic examples when teaching and advice for developing generic example arguments. We provide criteria for determining if an example in an argument is being used as a generic example independent of these two contexts.
FLM Publishing Association. 382 Education South, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G5, Canada. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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