Yesterday, NCETM (the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics) hosted an online panel discussion concerning the teaching and learning of proof. The main issues of the debate was:
- How do you teach proof?
- What place do you think proof has in the mathematics curriculum?
- At what age should proof be introduced to learners and how?
The following three articles are available online to accompany the discussion:
- Article 1: Students’ Views of Proof, Celia Hoyles and Lulu Healy, Mathematics in School Issue 3 May 1999, published by The Mathematical Association;
- Article 2: Interpreting the Mathematics Curriculum: Developing reasoning through algebra and geometry, published by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, 2004;
- Article 3: Teaching Pythagoras’ Theorem, Paul Chambers, Mathematics in Schools Issue 4 1999, published by The Mathematical Association.