Students' Understanding of Counterexamples

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Rebecca Vinsonhaler Austin Community College

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This article focuses on students use and understanding of counterexamples and is part of a research project on the role of examples in proving. We share student interviews and offer suggestions for how teachers can support student reasoning and thinking and promote productive struggle by incorporating counterexamples into the classroom.

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Part of a larger research project on the role of examples in proving, here we share student interviews and suggest how classroom teachers can support student reasoning and promote productive struggle.

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