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ERIC Number: EJ1107017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0819-4564
Proof and Rhetoric: The Structure and Origin of Proof--From Ancient Greece to Abraham Lincoln's Speech in Defence of the Union and Paul Keating's Mabo Speech
Padula, Janice
Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, v30 n1 p45-54 2016
According to the latest news about declining standards in mathematics learning in Australia, boys, and girls, in particular, need to be more engaged in mathematics learning. Only 30% of mathematics students at university level in Australia are female. Proofs are made up of words and mathematical symbols. One can assume the words would assist understanding but this is not how mathematics students think necessarily, particularly perhaps if English is not their first language. This article discusses proofs, including their origin and structure.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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