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Title: Reading proofs for validation and comprehension: An expert-novice eye-movement study
Authors: Panse, Anja
Alcock, Lara
Inglis, Matthew
Keywords: Mathematical texts
Reading behavior
Proof validation
Undergraduate mathematics
Experimental methods
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Springer
Citation: PANSE, A., ALCOCK, L. and INGLIS, M., 2018. Reading proofs for validation and comprehension: An expert-novice eye-movement study. International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, In Press.
Abstract: Does reading a mathematical proof for validation engender different behaviors from reading it for comprehension? Experts and novices each read two mathematical proofs under different sets of instructions: they were asked to understand one proof, and to assess the validity of the other. Their eye movements were recorded while they read and were analyzed to investigate possible differences in attention allocation, in cognitive demand and in the mathematical reading process. We found negligible differences in reading behaviors under the two sets of instructions, and we discuss the implications of this for theoretical development, research methodology and pedagogical practice.
Description: This paper is in closed access until 4th May 2019.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1007/s40753-018-0077-6
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/32987
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40753-018-0077-6
ISSN: 2198-9745
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