ERIC Number: EJ591993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Lakatos' Proofs and Refutations Comes Alive in an Elementary Classroom.
Atkins, Sandra L.
School Science and Mathematics, v97 n3 p150-54 Mar 1997
Presents an alternative pedagogy implicit in Imre Lakatos's "Proofs and Refutations: The Logic of Mathematical Discovery." Lakatos reveals that learning mathematics is a discourse-laden activity in which it is acceptable, if not preferable, to refute conjecture. Provides examples of using a Lakatosian approach in an elementary classroom. (Author/ASK)
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