Proving in the Elementary Mathematics Classroom

Proving in the Elementary Mathematics Classroom

by Andreas J. Stylianides


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198723066
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/21/2016
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Andreas J. Stylianides is a Reader in Mathematics Education at the University of Cambridge. Previously he held an academic fellowship at the University of Oxford and, before that, a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California-Berkeley. A Fulbright scholar, he received MSc degrees in mathematics and mathematics education, and then his PhD in mathematics education, at the University of Michigan. He was the Deputy Editor of the International Journal of Educational Research, and he has served on the editorial boards of Research in Mathematics Education and Science and Education. He received an American Educational Research Association publication award for his 2007 article "Proof and Proving in School Mathematics."

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The importance and meaning of proving, and the role of mathematics tasks
3. The set-up of the investigation
4. Proving tasks with ambiguous conditions
5. Proving tasks involving a single case
6. Proving tasks involving multiple but finitely many cases
7. Proving tasks involving infinitely many cases
8. Conclusion

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