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ERIC Number: EJ541820
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
Proof: The Power of Persuasion.
Leonard, Bill
Mathematics Teacher, v90 n3 p202-05 Mar 1997
Argues that proving something begins with an assumption and proceeds logically to a conclusion, thus convincing by offering arguments. Describes some pitfalls involved in proving through examining several case histories. Offers suggestions for teaching the proof process. For example, sometimes an extreme example or counterexample will do more to convince students of a certain conclusion than formal recitation of symbolic language. (PVD)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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