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Mathematical fit: A first approximation
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Mathematics Education.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics.
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the ninth conference of the Euorpean Society for research in Mathermatics education (CERME9) / [ed] Krainer, K Vondrova, N, Prague: Charles University , 2015, p. 185-191Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We discuss here the notion of mathematical fit, a concept that might relate to mathematical explanation and mathematical beauty. We specify two kinds of fit a proof can have, intrinsic and extrinsic, and provide characteristics that help distinguish different proofs of the same theorem.

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Prague: Charles University , 2015. p. 185-191
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Proof, fit, explanation, beauty, aesthetics
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Mathematics Learning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-163260ISI: 000466853900021ISBN: 978-80-7290-844-8 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-163260DiVA, id: diva2:1352455
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9th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education, Prague, February 4-8, 2015.
Available from: 2019-09-18 Created: 2019-09-18 Last updated: 2019-09-18Bibliographically approved

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