An Analysis of Preparatory Measures for Mathematical Proof Courses

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Paper explores the effectiveness of the methods used to prepare mathematics majors for courses that require proofs.

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March, Tonya 2009.

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Paper explores the effectiveness of the methods used to prepare mathematics majors for courses that require proofs.

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Abstract: Many mathematically minded students struggle in courses that require proofs. This paper will explore the ways in which mathematics majors prepare for their first proof course in two ways. The first is a review of the literature regarding the best practices used in preparation. These practices have been devised after researching difficulties students have with proofs as well as the reasons behind these difficulties, such as recurring misconceptions. This review will also include the courses that may be suggested or required by other major public universities. The second part is an analysis of whether or not the current prerequisites at the University of North Texas are effectively preparing students for their first proof course.

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  • Eagle Feather, Issue 6, University of North Texas Honors College: Denton, Texas. 2009

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  • Publication Title: Eagle Feather
  • Volume: 6
  • Issue: 2009
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Launched in 2004 by UNT's Honors College, The Eagle Feather was an interdisciplinary undergraduate research journal that promoted the work of students and their faculty mentors. The Eagle Feather was published annually until 2017 when it transitioned into the North Texas Journal of Undergraduate Research.

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March, Tonya. An Analysis of Preparatory Measures for Mathematical Proof Courses, article, 2009; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1633120/: accessed April 23, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .

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