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ERIC Number: EJ1156025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
Research-Based Interventions in the Area of Proof: The Past, the Present, and the Future
Stylianides, Gabriel J.; Stylianides, Andreas J.
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v96 n2 p119-127 Oct 2017
The concept of "proof" has attracted considerable research attention over the past decades in part due to its indisputable importance to the discipline of mathematics and to students' learning of mathematics. Yet, the teaching and learning of proof is an instructionally arduous territory, with proof being recognized as a hard-to-teach and hard-to-learn concept at all levels of education. Prior research has examined, documented, and cast light on the processes underpinning different problems of classroom practice in the area of proof, but has paid less emphasis on acting upon such problems to generate possible solutions through research-based interventions in mathematics classrooms. In this Editorial, we first situate the contributions in this Special Issue in a brief chronological account of scholarly work on research-based interventions in the area of proof, and we conclude with a proposal for some high-leverage directions for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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