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The Second Handbook of Research on the Psychology of Mathematics Education

pp 315-351

Proof and Argumentation in Mathematics Education Research

  • Andreas J. StylianidesAffiliated withFaculty of Education, University of Cambridge
  • , Kristen N. BiedaAffiliated withDepartment of Teacher Education, Michigan State University
  • , Francesca MorselliAffiliated withDepartment of Mathematics, Università di Genova

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Abstract

In the chapter on proof in the previous PME Research Handbook, Mariotti (2006) observed that there had seemed to be “a general consensus on the fact that the development of a sense of proof constitutes an important objective of mathematics education” and also “a general trend towards including the theme of proof in the curriculum” (p. 173).