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Connecting Research to Teaching
Connecting Research to Teaching: Count on Number Theory to Inspire Proof

 

November 2009, Volume 103, Issue 4, Page 298

Abstract:

 

Bridging the gap between research and practice by describing current research and then demonstrating its importance and applicability to practicing classroom teachers. Helps teachers understand students’ conceptions or misconceptions of important ideas, consider various approaches to teaching, and offer activities that probe students’ understanding.  This issue: Using number theory to introduce proof to students early in their mathematical careers (before geometry).

 

Keywords:
Article
Grades 9-12
Research
Teacher
Reasoning and Proof
Number Theory