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Proof, Explanation and Exploration: An Overview

Proof, Explanation and Exploration: An Overview This paper explores the role of proof in mathematics education and providesjustification for its importance in the curriculum. It also discusses threeapplications of dynamic geometry software – heuristics, exploration andvisualization – as valuable tools in the teaching of proof and as potentialchallenges to the importance of proof. Finally, it introduces the four papers in this issue that present empirical research on the use of dynamicgeometry software. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Educational Studies in Mathematics Springer Journals

Proof, Explanation and Exploration: An Overview

Educational Studies in Mathematics , Volume 44 (3) – Oct 8, 2004

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Education; Mathematics Education; Mathematics, general
ISSN
0013-1954
eISSN
1573-0816
DOI
10.1023/A:1012737223465
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Abstract

This paper explores the role of proof in mathematics education and providesjustification for its importance in the curriculum. It also discusses threeapplications of dynamic geometry software – heuristics, exploration andvisualization – as valuable tools in the teaching of proof and as potentialchallenges to the importance of proof. Finally, it introduces the four papers in this issue that present empirical research on the use of dynamicgeometry software.

Journal

Educational Studies in MathematicsSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 8, 2004

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