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Title: Watching mathematicians read mathematics
Authors: Inglis, Matthew
Alcock, Lara
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME) © The Authors
Citation: INGLIS, M. and ALCOCK, L., 2018. Watching mathematicians read mathematics. IN: Proceedings of the 42nd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Umea, Sweden, 3-8 July 2018.
Abstract: This report contributes to the debate about whether expert mathematicians skim-read mathematical proofs before engaging in detailed line-by-line reading. It reviews the conflicting introspective and behavioural evidence, then reports a new study of expert mathematicians' eye movements as they read both entire research-level mathematics papers and individual proofs within those papers. Our analysis reveals no evidence of skimming, and we discuss the implications of this for research and pedagogy.
Description: This paper is closed access until after the conference has taken place.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/32887
Publisher Link: http://www.igpme.org/index.php/annual-conference
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