##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Food For Thought Seminar

## Evan Fuller

#### UCSD, Graduate Student

## The Burden of Proof

##### Abstract:

Teaching proof to unmotivated students can be quite a burden. I will discuss how math educators think about this difficult task. We will look at examples of student proofs, categorize some attempts at proof, and consider possible ways to help students improve their proving, formulating math education research questions in the process.

### May 1, 2008

### 11:00 AM

### AP&M B412

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