Presentation Title

P-31 Mathematicians’ Evaluation of Students’ Proofs

Presenter Status

Department of Mathematics

Location

Buller Hallway

Start Date

8-11-2012 3:00 PM

End Date

8-11-2012 5:00 PM

Presentation Abstract

The purpose of this study is to identify mathematicians’ beliefs and practices in evaluating students’ written mathematical proofs and teaching students to write proofs. Thus, this study addresses the call for research on mathematicians' pedagogical practices in advanced mathematics courses. Mathematicians were interviewed and asked to (a) evaluate proofs written by students, (b) discuss the characteristics they view as constituting a well-written proof, and (c) discuss their teaching practices with respect to proof.

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P-31 Mathematicians’ Evaluation of Students’ Proofs

Buller Hallway

The purpose of this study is to identify mathematicians’ beliefs and practices in evaluating students’ written mathematical proofs and teaching students to write proofs. Thus, this study addresses the call for research on mathematicians' pedagogical practices in advanced mathematics courses. Mathematicians were interviewed and asked to (a) evaluate proofs written by students, (b) discuss the characteristics they view as constituting a well-written proof, and (c) discuss their teaching practices with respect to proof.