Vol 21 No 2 (2012)

Moving Toward More Authentic Proof Practices in Geometry

Published May 1, 2015


Various stakeholders in mathematics education have called for increasing the role of reasoning and proving in the school mathematics curriculum. There is some evidence that these recommendations have been taken seriously by mathematics educators and textbook developers. However, if we are truly to realize this goal, we must pose problems to students that allow them to play a greater role in proving. We offer nine such problems and discuss how using multiple proof representations moves us toward more authentic proof practices in geometry.