Self-Explanation Training Improves Proof Comprehension

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  • 1 Loughborough University, United Kingdom

In this article, the authors report 3 experiments demonstrating that a simple booklet containing self-explanation training, designed to focus students' attention on logical relationships within a mathematical proof, can significantly improve their proof comprehension.

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Mark Hodds, Mathematics Education Centre, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU, United Kingdom; M.Hodds-07@alumni.lboro.ac.uk

Lara Alcock, Mathematics Education Centre, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU, United Kingdom; l.j.alcock@lboro.ac.uk

Matthew Inglis, Mathematics Education Centre, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU, United Kingdom; m.j.inglis@lboro.ac.uk

(Corresponding author is Hodds M.Hodds-07@alumni.lboro.ac.uk)(Corresponding author is Alcock l.j.alcock@lboro.ac.uk)(Corresponding author is Inglis m.j.inglis@lboro.ac.uk)
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education

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