Conceptions of Proof – In Research and Teaching

  title={Conceptions of Proof – In Research and Teaching},
  author={Richard Cabassut and A. Conner and Filyet Aslı İşçimen and F. Furinghetti and H. Jahnke and F. Morselli},
This chapter first analyses and compares mathematicians’ and mathematics educators’ different conceptualisations of proof and shows how these are formed by different professional backgrounds and research interests. This diversity of views makes it difficult to precisely explain what a proof is, especially to a novice at proving. In the second section, we examine teachers’, student teachers’ and pupils’ proof conceptions and beliefs as revealed by empirical research. We find that the teachers… Expand