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Students' difficulties with proof

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Author:Annie and John Selden; Mathematical Association of America
Description: Keith Weber overviews research that addresses questions such as "What is proof and what is its role in mathematics?" and "How can the concept of proof be taught effectively?" Difficulties that students have with proofs include inadequate cognitive development, notational difficulties, sociomathematical norms, and poor conceptual understanding and ineffective proof strategies. From the MAA's Teaching and Learning Research Sampler.

Levels: College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: General
Math Ed Topics: Specific Math Concepts/Techniques, Math Ed Research/Reform

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