Proving in the Elementary Mathematics Classroom by Andreas StylianidesProving in the Elementary Mathematics Classroom by Andreas Stylianides

Proving in the Elementary Mathematics Classroom

byAndreas Stylianides

Hardcover | August 20, 2016

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Although proving is core to mathematics as a sense-making activity, it currently has a marginal place in elementary classrooms internationally. Blending a research perspective with practical advice, this book addresses what it would take to elevate the place of proving at elementary school.The book uses classroom episodes from two countries to examine different kinds of proving tasks and the proving activity they can generate in the elementary classroom. It examines further the role of teachers in mediating the relationship between proving tasks and proving activity, including majormathematical and pedagogical issues that arise for teachers as they implement each kind of proving task. In addition to its contribution to research knowledge, the book has important implications for teaching, curricular resources, and teacher education.
Dr Stylianides is a (tenured) University Lecturer in Mathematics Education at the University of Cambridge. He supervises doctoral and masters students, coordinates the Masters in Mathematics Education and the mathematics strand for the primary PGCE. Prior to his Cambridge appointment, he held an academic fellowship at the University of...
Title:Proving in the Elementary Mathematics ClassroomFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:August 20, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198723067

ISBN - 13:9780198723066


Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. The importance and meaning of proving, and the role of mathematics tasks3. The set up of the investigation4. Proving tasks with ambiguous conditions5. Proving tasks involving a single case6. Proving tasks involving multiple but finitely many cases7. Proving tasks involving infinitely many cases8. Conclusion