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...Expand abstract
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- The full-text of this article is not currently available in ORA, but the original publication is available at springerlink.com (which you may be able to access via the publisher copy link on this record page). Citation: Stylianides, A. J. & Stylianides, G. J. (2009). 'Proof constructions and evaluations', Educational Studies in Mathematics 72(2), 237-253. N.B. Dr G. J. Stylianides is now based at the Department of Education, University of Oxford.
Proof constructions and evaluations
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