ERIC Number: EJ516831
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
Unpacking the Logic of Mathematical Statements.
Selden, John; Selden, Annie
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v29 n2 p123-51 Sep 1995
Investigated (n=61) undergraduates' ability to unpack informally written mathematical statements into the language of predicate calculus in an introduction to proofs and mathematical reasoning. Found that students were unable to construct proofs or validate them. Appendices are "A Sample Validation" and "Building a Statement Image." (MKR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue: Advanced Mathematical Thinking.