Students' Understanding of Counterexamples

Alison G Lynch, Rebecca Vinsonhaler

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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.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalMathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12
StatePublished - Mar 2020


  • Science and Mathematics Education

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