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Proving in the Elementary Mathematics Classroom
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Proving in the Elementary Mathematics Classroom

Andreas J. Stylianides

Abstract

Proving in the Elementary Mathematics Classroom addresses a fundamental problem in children’s learning that has received relatively little research attention: Although proving and related concepts (e.g., proof, argumentation, conjecturing) are core to mathematics as a sense-making activity, they currently have a marginal place in elementary classrooms internationally. This book takes a step toward addressing this problem by examining how the place of proving in elementary students’ mathematical work can be elevated through the purposeful design and implementation of mathematics tasks, specific ... More

Keywords: Proof, proving, argumentation, conjecturing, mathematics, elementary school, tasks, teaching, teacher education, curricular resources

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198723066
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723066.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andreas J. Stylianides, author
Lecturer in Mathematics Education, University of Cambridge