Expanding Students' Involvement in Proof Problems: Are Geometry Teachers Willing to Depart From the Norm?
Using a multimedia questionnaire we explore the extent to which secondary mathematics teachers recognize a hypothesized norm of doing proofs in geometry???that the teacher is in charge of providing the 'given' and the 'prove.' We also explore whether teachers who recognize the norm make a negative appraisal of its breach and find that geometry teachers are able to see some departures from the norm in a positive light. This finding suggests that it may be possible to expand geometry students' involvement in proof problems.
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association
Erickson, Ander, "Expanding Students' Involvement in Proof Problems: Are Geometry Teachers Willing to Depart From the Norm?" (2013). SIAS Faculty Publications. 762.