Proof is what mathematicians do
This book provides many accessible proofs and invites students to make their own conjectures and proofs.
Starting with conversations about proof, the reader is provided with the expert methods, key examples and engaging challenges that lead to success.
Easy entry points are provided for every type of proof, including geometric proof and induction. Complete worked solutions are given for all problems.
If you are interested in mathematics, this book is for you
Proof: Interesting activities in conjecture and mathematical proof has been enthusiastically received around the world. It contains many easy introductory activities and full worked solutions. Calculus, deep statistical knowledge and advanced computer skills are not necessary for the use of Proof: Interesting activities in conjecture and mathematical proof
Proof: Interesting activities in conjecture and mathematical proof is written by a teacher and all activities have been throughly trialled with students. It incorporates many good teaching practices including ongoing vocabulary-building; practical advice on how to learn proof-specific skills; a structured approach; exercise of skills such as visualisation and construction; indication of where spreadsheets and computer algebra systems can be utilised; thorough debriefing of problems; and a focus on high-interest activities.
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