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Mathematical Proofs at University Level
Mathematical Proofs at University Level

Author(s): Marin Marinov, Petya Asenova
Subject(s): Higher Education , ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Нов български университет
Keywords: mathematical proof; mathematical education at university level; computer algebra systems;

Summary/Abstract: Proofs can appear in all mathematical courses at university level – algebra, geometry, calculus, etc. Students are afraid of proofs because they have not been shown the simple methods of how to do it – the traditional way and using computer systems. This paper presents an attempt to teach students the main mathematical proof techniques such as examining all cases, contradiction, counterexample, mathematical induction, indirect proof with the aid of the software system Mathematica.

  • Issue Year: 9/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 66-72
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English