Proof in Algebra: Reasoning beyond Examples

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A vignette from an early algebra class reveals a rich opportunity for generating proof before geometry.

Contributor Notes

Samuel Otten, ottensam@msu.edu, a doctoral student in mathematics education at Michigan State University in East Lansing, is interested in mathematical processes of thought and classroom discourse.

Beth A. Herbel-Eisenmann, bhe@msu.edu, is an assistant professor at Michigan State University whose interests include classroom discourse, mathematics curriculum, and practitioner research.

Lorraine M. Males, maleslor@msu.edu, also a doctoral student at Michigan State University, has taught middle school and high school mathematics and is interested in teacher learning.

(Corresponding author is Otten ottensam@msu.edu)(Corresponding author is Herbel-Eisenmann bhe@msu.edu)(Corresponding author is Males maleslor@msu.edu)
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