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Identifying local proof ‘modules’ during proving

Identifying local proof ‘modules’ during proving
Identifying local proof ‘modules’ during proving
Given that understanding a proof entails students breaking the proof into components or modules and then specifying the logical relationship between each of the modules, in this paper we focus on what proof modules can be identified during the process of learning deductive proving in school geometry. Through an analysis of observations of grade 8 geometry lessons, and corresponding to three level of understanding characterised as elemental, relational, and holistic, we identified three structure ‘modules’: 1) vague ‘chunks’ of propositions, 2) small networks with universal and singular propositions by universal instantiations, and 3) series of small networks.
proof, proving, geometry, structure, PME
246
IGPME
Miyazaki, Mikio
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Fujita, Taro
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Jones, Keith
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Ichikawa, Daisuke
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Kaur, Berinderjeet
Ho, Weng Kin
Toh, Tin Lam
Choy, Ban Heng
Miyazaki, Mikio
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Fujita, Taro
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Jones, Keith
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Ichikawa, Daisuke
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Kaur, Berinderjeet
Ho, Weng Kin
Toh, Tin Lam
Choy, Ban Heng

Miyazaki, Mikio, Fujita, Taro, Jones, Keith and Ichikawa, Daisuke (2017) Identifying local proof ‘modules’ during proving. Kaur, Berinderjeet, Ho, Weng Kin, Toh, Tin Lam and Choy, Ban Heng (eds.) In Proceedings of the 41st Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME41). vol. 1, IGPME. p. 246 .

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Abstract

Given that understanding a proof entails students breaking the proof into components or modules and then specifying the logical relationship between each of the modules, in this paper we focus on what proof modules can be identified during the process of learning deductive proving in school geometry. Through an analysis of observations of grade 8 geometry lessons, and corresponding to three level of understanding characterised as elemental, relational, and holistic, we identified three structure ‘modules’: 1) vague ‘chunks’ of propositions, 2) small networks with universal and singular propositions by universal instantiations, and 3) series of small networks.

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Accepted/In Press date: 24 April 2017
Published date: 17 July 2017
Venue - Dates: 41st Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME41), National Institute of Education, Singapore, Singapore, 2017-07-17 - 2017-07-22
Keywords: proof, proving, geometry, structure, PME

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Local EPrints ID: 415487
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/415487
PURE UUID: e2c6aada-1cb7-4be0-abc2-d9879a9729ab
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3677-8802

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Date deposited: 13 Nov 2017 17:30
Last modified: 21 Nov 2021 09:19

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Author: Mikio Miyazaki
Author: Taro Fujita
Author: Keith Jones ORCID iD
Author: Daisuke Ichikawa
Editor: Berinderjeet Kaur
Editor: Weng Kin Ho
Editor: Tin Lam Toh
Editor: Ban Heng Choy

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