ERIC Number: EJ939746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 3
Active Learning Projects for a Proofs Course
Campbell, Connie M.
PRIMUS, v14 n3 p253-257 2004
As students are first learning to construct mathematical proofs, it is often helpful for them to have the opportunity to see and evaluate proofs that others have written. In fact, several textbooks designed for use in a transition or bridge course include a few exercises in which students are given a proposed proof and asked to determine if it represents a valid argument. In this article, the author presents several activities designed for students who are just beginning to learn how to prove mathematical statements.
Descriptors: Textbooks, Active Learning, Mathematical Logic, Validity, Mathematics Instruction, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, College Mathematics
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Education Level: Higher Education
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