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How teachers verify conjectures: teachers' expectations
Umeå University, Faculty of Teacher Education, Department of Interactive Media and Learning. Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre (UMERC).
2005 (English)In: Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, ISSN 1386-4416, E-ISSN 1573-1820, Vol. 8, no 2, 171-191 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Eight teachers were interviewed concerning how students verify conjectures. The study is a sequel to a previous study, “How Students Verify Conjectures” [Bergqvist, T. (2000). How students verify conjectures. Research reports in Mathematics Education 3]. Teachers’ expectations of students’ reasoning and performance are examined, and also how they wish students would work. The results indicate that the teachers tend to underestimate the students’ reasoning levels and that they believe that only a small group of students in each class can use higher level reasoning in mathematics.

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Springer , 2005. Vol. 8, no 2, 171-191 p.
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Interview study - proof - reasoning - upper secondary school - teachers’ expectations - verification of conjectures
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didactics of mathematics
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-12806DOI: 10.1007/s10857-005-4797-6OAI: diva2:152477
Available from: 2007-04-20 Created: 2007-04-20 Last updated: 2011-03-16Bibliographically approved

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