Aspects of proving: A clinical investigation of process

Galbraith P.L. (1981) Aspects of proving: A clinical investigation of process. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 12 1: 1-28. doi:10.1007/BF00386043


Author Galbraith P.L.
Title Aspects of proving: A clinical investigation of process
Journal name Educational Studies in Mathematics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0013-1954
Publication date 1981
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00386043
Volume 12
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 28
Total pages 28
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject 3300 Social Sciences
2600 Mathematics
Abstract A clinical methodology was used to investigate the perceptions which pupils of secondary school age have concerning modes of mathematical argument which have an agreed status within the world of mathematics. The analysis of data obtained from three extended contexts led to the identification of clusters of characteristic response types. Differences were found to exist between the agreed meaning of some mathematical terms and procedures and the meaning ascribed to them by students. By considering levels of performance it was possible to identify particular components, the presence or absence of which consistently determined the capacity to structure or follow proofs and explanations.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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