Common Errors and Misconceptions in Mathematical Proving by Education Undergraduates.

@inproceedings{Stavrou2014CommonEA,
  title={Common Errors and Misconceptions in Mathematical Proving by Education Undergraduates.},
  author={Stavros Georgios Stavrou},
  year={2014}
}
Ninety-seven education students majoring or minoring in mathematics had their math homework examined in a Number Theory or Abstract Algebra course. Each student’s homework was observed for the purpose of identifying common errors and misconceptions when writing mathematical proofs. The results showed that students collectively made four recurring errors: assuming the conclusion in order to prove the conclusion, proving general statements using specific examples, not proving both conditions in a… CONTINUE READING

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