id: 06664508
dt: j
an: 2016f.00340
au: Padula, Janice
ti: Proof and rhetoric: the structure and origin of proof ‒ from ancient
Greece to Abraham Lincoln’s speech in defence of the union and Paul
Keating’s Mabo speech.
so: Aust. Sr. Math. J. 30, No. 1, 45-54 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT), Adelaide, SA
la: EN
cc: C50 E50
ut: proof; language usage; mathematical concepts
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ab: Summary: According to the latest news about declining standards in
mathematics learning in Australia, boys, and girls, in particular, need
to be more engaged in mathematics learning. Only 30\% of mathematics
students at university level in Australia are female. Proofs are made
up of words and mathematical symbols. One can assume the words would
assist understanding but this is not how mathematics students think
necessarily, particularly perhaps if English is not their first
language. This article discusses proofs, including their origin and
structure. (ERIC)
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