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ERIC Number: EJ803659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0732-3123
Problem-Solving, Proving, and Learning: The Relationship between Problem-Solving Processes and Learning Opportunities in the Activity of Proof Construction
Weber, Keith
Journal of Mathematical Behavior, v24 n3-4 p351-360 2005
In university mathematics courses, the activity of proof construction can be viewed as a problem-solving task in which the prover is asked to form a logical justification demonstrating that a given statement must be true. The purposes of this paper are to describe some of the different types of reasoning and problem-solving processes used by undergraduates to construct proofs in their university mathematics courses, and to consider the relationship between the reasoning that students use when constructing a proof and what they have the opportunity to learn from their proving experience. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Language: English
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