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Title: Teaching proof to undergraduates: semantic and syntactic approaches
Authors: Alcock, Lara
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: ICMI © The authors
Citation: ALCOCK, L., 2009. Teaching proof to undergraduates: semantic and syntactic approaches. IN: Lin, F., Hanna, F.H.G. and de Villiers, M. (eds). Proceedings of the ICMI Study 19 conference: Proof and Proving, 10-15 May 2009, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei. ICMI, volume 1, pp. 29-34.
Abstract: This paper contrast the rationales behind semantic and syntactic approaches to teaching an undergraduate transition-to-proof course, using data from interviews with two mathematicians. It addresses the ICMI theme of teachers’ views and beliefs, with particular focus on (1) instructors’ expectations in proofbased courses and (2) both example-based and logical structure-based skills that we would like students to develop before arriving at university.
Description: This is a conference paper. The conference proceedings are available from: http://140.122.140.1/~icmi19/files/Volume_1.pdf and http://140.122.140.1/~icmi19/files/Volume_2.pdf
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/8858
Publisher Link: http://140.122.140.1/~icmi19/files/Volume_1.pdf
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