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ERIC Number: EJ861142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0839
Proof: Examples and Beyond
Knuth, Eric J.; Choppin, Jeffrey M.; Bieda, Kristen N.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v15 n4 p206-211 Nov 2009
The goal of this article is to help teachers both recognize and capitalize on classroom opportunities so that students can be meaningfully engaged in mathematical proof. To do so, the authors discuss students' thoughts about proof and their abilities to construct arguments. They also offer suggestions for teachers that are intended to support their efforts to provide students with meaningful experiences with proof throughout their middle school mathematics education. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A