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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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Publisher copy:
10.1007/s10649-009-9191-3
Journal:
Educational Studies in Mathematics More from this journal
Volume:
72
Issue:
2
Pages:
237-253
Publication date:
2009-10-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1573-0816
ISSN:
0013-1954
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:133116
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uuid:ab95f412-ef93-48b2-a9f8-bd7aa8cc0f88
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pubs:133116
Source identifiers:
133116
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2014-12-26

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