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Reading proofs for validation and comprehension: An expert-novice eye-movement study
journal contributionposted on 2018-05-15, 14:03 authored by Anja Panse, Lara AlcockLara Alcock, Matthew InglisMatthew Inglis
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.
- Mathematics Education Centre
Published inInternational Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education
CitationPANSE, 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, 4 (3), pp.357–375.
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NotesThis is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40753-018-0077-6.