ERIC Number: EJ656396
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: 0
Establishing a Custom of Proving in American School Geometry: Evolution of the Two-Column Proof in the Early Twentieth Century.
Herbst, Patricio G.
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v49 n3 p283-312 2002
Provides an historical account of how proving evolved in school geometry. Explains how the two-column proof format brought stability to the course of studies in geometry. Uncovers what the nature of school geometry came to be as a result of the emphasis on student learning. Draws connections between that century-old reform and current reform emphases on reasoning and proof. (Author/KHR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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