Pre-service mathematics teacher's views about proof by using concept maps

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Although the proof is one of the basic concepts in mathematics, students have difficulty to use mathematical proof in advanced mathematical courses. Even students who take a number of university level advanced mathematics courses are not able to grasp the mathematical proof. Accordingly, the purpose of this study is to investigate what pre-service mathematics teachers understand about the proof. In this case study, 22 pre-service mathematics teachers are involve in a brain storming activity. The number of terms appeared after this activity is 21. It is also found that they could not appropriately relate these terms in their concept maps. © 2010 Published by Elsevier Ltd.




Öçal, M. F., & Güler, G. (2010). Pre-service mathematics teacher’s views about proof by using concept maps. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 9, pp. 318–323).

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