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P-31 Mathematicians’ Evaluation of Students’ Proofs
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  • Robert C. Moore, Andrews University
Presenter Status
Department of Mathematics
Location
Buller Hallway
Start Date
8-11-2012 3:00 PM
End Date
8-11-2012 5:00 PM
Presentation Abstract
The purpose of this study is to identify mathematicians’ beliefs and practices in evaluating students’ written mathematical proofs and teaching students to write proofs. Thus, this study addresses the call for research on mathematicians' pedagogical practices in advanced mathematics courses. Mathematicians were interviewed and asked to (a) evaluate proofs written by students, (b) discuss the characteristics they view as constituting a well-written proof, and (c) discuss their teaching practices with respect to proof.
Citation Information
Robert C. Moore. "P-31 Mathematicians’ Evaluation of Students’ Proofs" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_moore/7/