Students' Understanding of Counterexamples

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  • 1 Austin Community College
  • 2 California State University, Monterey Bay

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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