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ERIC Number: EJ895769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8251
Enacting Proof-Related Tasks in Middle School Mathematics: Challenges and Opportunities
Bieda, Kristen N.
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, v41 n4 p351-382 Jul 2010
Discussions about school mathematics often address the importance of reasoning and proving for building students' understanding of mathematics. However, there is little research examining how teachers enact tasks designed to engage students in justifying and proving in the classroom. This article presents results of a study investigating the processes and outcomes of implementing proof-related tasks in the classroom. The findings suggest that students' experiences with such tasks are insufficient for developing an understanding of what constitutes valid mathematical justification. (Contains 4 figures, 5 tables and 6 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A