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Proof constructions and evaluations

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In this article, we focus on a group of 39 prospective elementary (grades K-6) teachers who had rich experiences with proof, and we examine their ability to construct proofs and evaluate their own constructions. We claim that the combined "construction-evaluation" activity helps illuminate certain aspects of prospective teachers' and presumably other individuals' understanding of proof that tend to defy scrutiny when individuals are asked to evaluate given arguments. For example, some prospec...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s10649-009-9191-3

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Institution:
University of Cambridge
Department:
Faculty of Education
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Institution:
University of Pittsburgh, USA
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Andreas J. Stylianides
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Publisher:
Springer Netherlands Publisher's website
Journal:
Educational Studies in Mathematics Journal website
Volume:
72
Issue:
2
Pages:
237-253
Publication date:
2009
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EISSN:
1573-0816
ISSN:
0013-1954
URN:
uuid:212a5817-bbeb-462e-949e-d0955607acd6
Local pid:
ora:4856

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