Why Johnny Can't Prove
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- Dreyfus, T. Educational Studies in Mathematics (1999) 38: 85. doi:10.1023/A:1003660018579
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The one sentence answer to the question in the title is that the ability to prove depends on forms of knowledge to which most students are rarely if ever exposed. The paper gives a more detailed analysis, drawing on research in mathematics education and classroom experiences.