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PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS' CHALLENGES IN TEACHING REASONING-AND-PROVING

Abstract:

The activity of reasoning-and-proving is at the heart of mathematical sense making and is important for all students' learning as early as the elementary grades. Yet, reasoning-and-proving tends to have a marginal place in elementary school classrooms. This situation can be partly attributed to the fact that many (prospective) elementary teachers have (1) weak mathematical (subject matter) knowledge about reasoning-and-proving and (2) counterproductive beliefs about its teaching. Following up...

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10.1007/s10763-013-9409-9

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Journal:
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
Volume:
11
Issue:
6
Pages:
1-28
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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EISSN:
1573-1774
ISSN:
1571-0068
URN:
uuid:5f5dc705-572d-4bbd-9c45-f9d60d496355
Source identifiers:
389239
Local pid:
pubs:389239

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