Learning how to Prove: From the Coq Proof Assistant to Textbook Style

@article{Bhne2017LearningHT,
  title={Learning how to Prove: From the Coq Proof Assistant to Textbook Style},
  author={Sebastian B{\"o}hne and Christoph Kreitz},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={2017},
  volume={abs/1803.01466},
  pages={1-18}
}
We have developed an alternative approach to teaching computer science students how to prove. First, students are taught how to prove theorems with the Coq proof assistant. In a second, more difficult, step students will transfer their acquired skills to the area of textbook proofs. In this article we present a realisation of the second step. Proofs in Coq have a high degree of formality while textbook proofs have only a medium one. Therefore our key idea is to reduce the degree of formality… CONTINUE READING

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