Automne 2019

Publications 2019

Dogan MF., Williams-Pierce C. (2019) Supporting Teacher Proving Practices with Three Phases of ProofTeacher Education Advancement Network Journal, University of Cumbria, 11(3), 48-59

Edwards LD. (2019) The body of/in proof: an embodies analysis of mathematical reasoningInterdisciplinary Perspectives on Math Cognition, 119-139

Ferreira MBC, Almoulou SA. (2019) Proposta metodológica para o ensino de quadriláteros via provas e demonstraçõesHorizontes – Revista de Educação, 7(13), 132-156

Laamena CM., Nusantara T. (2019) Prospective mathematics teachers’ argumentation structure when constructing a mathematical proof: The importance of backingBeta: Jurnal Tadris Matematika, 12 (1), 43-59

Haj-Yahya A. (2019) Do prototypical constructions and self-attributes of presented drawings affect the construction and validation of proofsMathematics Education Research Journal, 1-34

Tråi S (2019) Bevis i undervising av realfagsmatematikk i vidaregåande skuleBergen University

Bourgade JP. (2019) On an axiological dimension of rigour in school mathematicsEducação Matemática Pesquisa: Revista do Programa, 21(4), 171-184

Mithalal J., Balacheff N. (2019) The instrumental deconstruction as a link between drawing and geometrical figureEducational Studies in mathematics, 100 (2) 161-176.

Boldrini Cabral S.A. (2019) Uma análise do Pensamento Argumentativo Geométrico com Atividades de Provas ExperimentaisRevista do Instituto de Ciēncias Humanas, 15 (21), 19-35

Arzarello F., Soldano C. (2019) Approaching proof in the classroom through the logic of inquiry. In Gabriel Kaiser, Norma Presmeg, Compendium for Early Career Researchers in Mathematics Education, ICME-13 Monograph, pp. 221-243

Weinberg P. (2019) Generalizing and Proving in an Elementary Mathematics Teacher Education Program: Moving Beyond LogicEURASIA Journal of Mathematics, science and technology education, 15(9).

Publications 2018

Bustos Á, Zubieta G. (2018) La validación matemática como proceso de construcción colaborativo. Una experiencia con ACODESAActa Latinoamericana de Matemãtica Educativa, 31(2), 1288-1293

Eliseo N. (2018) Ingeniería didáctica del proceso de prueba en estudiantes universitariosActa Latinoamericana de Matemãtica Educativa, 31(1), 334-341

Articles in ZDM, Vol. 51, Issue 5 (2019) - Mathematical evidence and argument

Sommerhoff D., Ufer S. (2019) Acceptance criteria for validating mathematical proofs used by school students, university students, and mathematicians in the context of teachingZDM 51 (5) 717-730

Kempen L., Biehler R. (2019) Fostering first-year pre-service teachers’ proof competenciesZDM 51 (5),731-746

Brunner E., Reusser K. (2019) Type of mathematical proof: personal preference or adaptive teaching behavior? ZDM 51 (5), 747-758

Mariotti M.A, Pedemonte B. (2019) Intuition and proof in the solution of conjecturing problemsZDM 51 (5), 759-777

Baccaglini-Frank A. (2019) Dragging, instrumented abduction and evidence, in processes of conjecture generation in a dynamic geometry environmentZDM 51 (5), 779-791

Antonini S. (2019) Intuitive acceptance of proof by contradictionZDM 51 (5), 793-806

Reid D.A., Vallejo Vargas E.A. (2019) Evidence and argument in a proof based teaching theoryZDM 51 (5), 807-823

Aberdein A. (2019) Evidence, proofs, and derivationsZDM 51 (5), 825-834

Sorensen H.K., Danielsen K., Andersen L.E. (2019) Teaching reader engagement as an aspect of proofZDM 51 (5), 835-844

Nickel G. (2019) Aspects of freedom in mathematical proofZDM 51 (5), 845-856

Rittberg C.J., Kerkhove B.V. (2019) Studying mathematical practices: the dilemma of case studiesZDM 51 (5), 857-868

Working Group: International Perspective on Proof and Proving – PME 43

July 07-12, 2019 Pretoria, South Africa
David Reid, Keith Jones and Ruhama Even.

The aim of the group was to foster research on proof and proving from an international perspective, by organising networks of researchers interested in collaborating on comparative research focussed on proof and proving.

Among the participants in the PME WG there was interest in continuing to work on several sub-topics:

  • Pre-Primary and Primary Argumentation and Proof
  • Secondary Level Argumentation and Proof
  • University Level Proof Teaching and Learning
  • Proof in the Primary & Secondary School Curriculum
  • How are Argumentation and Proof conceptualised internationally?
  • Interrelationships between Visualisation and Proving

The short term plan is for interested researchers to conduct research projects on each of these topics in the next year, and to report back (either in person, or in writing) to the PME WG at PME 44. The long term plan is to present the outcomes of these projects in a research forum at PME 45 and/or in an edited book.

Readers of the Newsletter are welcome (encouraged) to join in the research projects. All levels of participation are needed, from being fully involved in planning and conducting the research, to providing information about your country. If you are interested in participating, please contact the coordinators listed below.

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Thesis: Assessing ITP Students' Validating Ability: Framing, Developing and Validating a Pilot Assessment

Joshua B. Fagan (2019)

In this paper I discuss the process of creating a closed-form multiple-choice assessment of students’ ability to validate mathematical proofs at the introduction to proof (ITP) level. This process involved:

  1. creating and validating a cohesive framework of common validity issues (CVI) in proof writing as a basis for assessment creation through a mathematician survey (N = 228) and two focus groups (N = 4 & N = 7);
  2. creating and piloting an open version of the assessment as a means to create distractors for the closed assessment;
  3. creating, piloting (N = 187) and analyzing the results from the closed form assessment; and
  4. conducting interviews with student participants after the pilot to determine the characteristics of the process that students took during the pilot.

The results of the processes offer an assessment that, with some refinement, can authentically measure students’ ability to validate mathematical arguments from a number of perspectives in the ITP setting.

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The Genre(s) of Argumentation in School Mathematics

Kristen N. Bieda, David M. Bowers Valentin A.B. Küchle

Some see mathematics as a pure and unadulterated expression of our logical and rational faculties. From this commonplace perspective, even heavily mathematical disciplines such as statistics or physics are somehow lesser chimera, beautiful reflections that are nonetheless impure. In truth, this perspective does a very real disservice to mathematics, ignoring as it does the very human and aesthetic considerations of those who practice mathematics (Ernest, 1991; Lakoff & Núñez, 2000). Mathematics, as a body of knowledge, owes much to the art of rigorous logical argument. Rigor and abstraction are manifestations of values held by the community of mathematicians that set norms for how mathematicians communicate with one another as well as how understanding is conceived within the discipline.

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Special Day in Honor of Viviane Durand-Guerrier

March 26, 2020 - Bizerte Tunisia

This day is scheduled the day before the INDRUM Conference - Third Conference of the International Network for Didactic Research in University Mathematics (27-29 March 2020).

To be announced

Editorial Board

Editors-in-chief – Bettina Pedemonte, Maria-Alessandra Mariotti
Associate Editors – Orly Buchbinder, Kirsti Hemmi, Mara Martinez
Redactor – Bettina Pedemonte
Scientific Board – Nicolas Balacheff, Paolo Boero, Daniel Chazan, Raymond Duval, Gila Hanna, Guershon Harel, Patricio Herbst, Celia Hoyles, Erica Melis, Michael Otte, Philippe Richard, Yasuhiro Sekiguchi, Michael de Villiers, Virginia Warfield