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Conditions for proving by mathematical induction to be explanatory

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In this paper we consider proving to be the activity in search for a proof, whereby proof is the final product of this activity that meets certain criteria. Although there has been considerable research attention on the functions of proof (e.g., explanation), there has been less explicit attention in the literature on those same functions arising in the proving process. Our aim is to identify conditions for proving by mathematical induction to be explanatory for the prover. To identify such c...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Education
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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
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Elsevier
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Journal of Mathematical Behavior More from this journal
Volume:
43
Pages:
20-34
Publication date:
2016-05-25
Acceptance date:
2016-04-17
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1873-8028
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uuid:f697617c-0b86-471e-9738-076ddf64f486
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616160
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2016-04-17

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