Why Johnny can't prove

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The one sentence answer to the question in the title is that the ability to prove depends on forms of knowledge to which most students are rarely if ever exposed. The paper gives a more detailed analysis, drawing on research in mathematics education and classroom experiences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-109
Number of pages25
JournalEducational Studies in Mathematics
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 1999


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