Proof, Explanation and Exploration: An Overview
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- Hanna, G. Educational Studies in Mathematics (2000) 44: 5. doi:10.1023/A:1012737223465
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This paper explores the role of proof in mathematics education and providesjustification for its importance in the curriculum. It also discusses threeapplications of dynamic geometry software – heuristics, exploration andvisualization – as valuable tools in the teaching of proof and as potentialchallenges to the importance of proof. Finally, it introduces the four papers in this issue that present empirical research on the use of dynamicgeometry software.