Educational Studies in Mathematics

, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp 5–23

Proof, Explanation and Exploration: An Overview

  • Gila Hanna

DOI: 10.1023/A:1012737223465

Cite this article as:
Hanna, G. Educational Studies in Mathematics (2000) 44: 5. doi:10.1023/A:1012737223465


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.

dynamic geometry proof technology visualization 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gila Hanna
    • 1
  1. 1.Ontario Institute for Studies in EducationUniversity of TorontoCanada

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