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ERIC Number: EJ1096641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
Prospective Teachers' Conceptions of Proof Comprehension: Revisiting a Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem
Zazkis, Dov; Zazkis, Rina
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v14 n4 p777-803 May 2016
A significant body of research literature in mathematics education attends to mathematical proofs. However, scant research attends to proof comprehension, which is the focus of this study. We examine perspective secondary teachers' conceptions of what constitutes comprehension of a given proof and their ideas of how students' comprehension can be evaluated. These are explored using a relatively novel approach, scripted dialogues. The analysis utilizes and expands the proof comprehension framework of Mejia-Ramos, Fuller, Weber, Rhoads & Samkoff ("Educational Studies in Mathematics," 79, 3-18, 2012). We suggest that this expansion is applicable to other studies on proof comprehension.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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