Developing pedagogic approaches for proof: learning from teaching in the East and West

Jones, Keith, Kunimune, Susumu, Kumakura, Hiroyuki, Matsumoto, Shinichiro, Fujita, Taro and Ding, Liping (2009) Developing pedagogic approaches for proof: learning from teaching in the East and West. In, Proceedings of the ICMI Study 19 Conference: Proof and Proving in Mathematics Education. Taipei, TW, National Taiwan Normal University, 232-237.


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In our work we focus on learning from the teaching of proof in geometry at the lower secondary school level across countries in the East and in the West. In this paper we summarize selected findings from a series of classroom-based experiments carried out over an extended period of time. By extracting key findings from our research, we show how we are identifying good models of pedagogy and using these to develop new pedagogic principles that are intended to help secondary school students not only to know ‘how to proceed’ with deductive proof, but also to understand more fully why such formal proof is necessary to verify mathematical statements.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 9789860182101 (paperback)
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Keywords: jones, keith, southampton, instruction, pedagogy, strategies, proof, secondary school, students, icmi, conference, proving, mathematics education, isbn 9789860182101
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Mathematics and Science Education
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Southampton Education School > Mathematics, Science & Health Education (MSHE)
ePrint ID: 72233
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May 2009Published
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:04

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