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ERIC Number: EJ934671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Learning from Their Mistakes: Using Students' Incorrect Proofs as a Pedagogical Tool
Zerr, Jessica M.; Zerr, Ryan J.
PRIMUS, v21 n6 p530-544 2011
We describe a system whereby students in a proof-based mathematics course review and critique the proofs written by their peers. This peer review system--which is roughly modeled on the way peer reviews are used in teaching college composition--requires students to read mathematics more actively than they might if only reading proofs that are known to be correct. In this way, the potential for mistakes in the students' work is used as a pedagogical tool that can benefit the entire class. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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