id: 02349736
dt: j
an: 2003b.01170
au: Knuth, Eric J.
ti: Proof as a tool for learning mathematics.
so: Math. Teach. (Reston) 95, No. 7, 486-490 (2002).
py: 2002
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: D33
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ab: The purpose of this article is to describe an approach to enhance the role
of proof in the classroom by finding effective ways of using it as a
vehicle to promote mathematical understanding. The author presents and
discusses examples of proofs that explain and proofs that merely prove.
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