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ERIC Number: EJ945541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct-31
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1473-0111
Assessing the Learning of Proofs in High School
Stout, Terra; Dwyer, Jerry; Wilhelm, Jennifer
International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Oct 2011
Proofs were introduced to high school students by a college mathematician. Student interest and knowledge level were assessed through pre and post tests. There was a significant gain in student knowledge but not in interest. Student learning of proof concepts was clearly displayed, while common errors were often related to lack of algebra skills. Student understanding of the meaning of proof was enhanced and this enhancement is discussed in the context of several existing theories of learning proofs. (Contains 10 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A