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e-Proofs: design of a resource to support proof comprehension in mathematics

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posted on 22.09.2011, 13:26 by Lara Alcock, Nicola Wilkinson
This paper presents a theoretical basis for the design of e-­‐Proofs, electronic resources to support proof comprehension in undergraduate mathematics. To begin I frame the problems of teaching for proof comprehension, giving research background and an argument about what teacher-­‐centred lecturing does not, and cannot, do to address these. I then describe e-­‐Proofs, discuss the way in which they have been used in an Analysis course and review their limitations and affordances as part of an overall educational experience. Finally, I briefly describe the development of a web-­‐based tool for constructing e-­‐Proofs, ways in which this tool will be used to different pedagogical ends, and associated research activity.
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  • Mathematics Education Centre

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ALCOCK, L. and WILKINSON, N., 2011. e-Proofs: design of a resource to support proof comprehension in mathematics. Educational Designer, 1 (4)

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© ISDDE

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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2011

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This article was published in the journal, Educational Designer [© ISDDE]. The definitive version is available at: http://www.educationaldesigner.org/ed/volume1/issue4/article14

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1759-1325

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