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Visual considerations in the presentation of mathematical proofs

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posted on 06.07.2011, 16:12 by Lara Alcock, Matthew Inglis
This article is about visual issues in the presentation of mathematics within teaching situations. It focuses particularly on the presentation of proofs to undergraduate students. We describe some of the decisions that a lecturer must make when presenting a written proof, from the layout of individual equations to the layout of a whole argument on the page. We consider the way in which these decisions are made explicit for lecturers who construct electronic learning resources termed e-Proofs, and conclude by discussing the constraints and affordances of this technology.

History

School

  • Science

Department

  • Mathematics Education Centre

Citation

ALCOCK, L. and INGLIS, M., 2010. Visual considerations in the presentation of mathematical proofs. Seminar.net - International Journal of Media, Technology and Lifelong Learning, 6 (1), pp. 43-59.

Publisher

Lillehammer University College

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publication date

2010

Language

en

Exports

Loughborough Publications

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