How do we do proofs? (iPod) Part I - Dr Joel Feinstein

How do we do proofs? (iPod) Part I - Dr Joel Feinstein

Level 1 Mathematics

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This is the first of two sessions on how to do proofs. See also Dr Feinstein's blog at http://explainingmaths.wordpress.com/ The aim of these sessions on how we do proofs is to help students with some of the relatively routine aspects of doing proofs. In particular, we focus on how to start proofs, and how and when to use definitions and known results. With practice, students should become fluent in these routine aspects of writing proofs, and this will allow them to focus instead on the more cr
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This is the first of two sessions on how to do proofs. See also Dr Feinstein's blog at http://explainingmaths.wordpress.com/ The aim of these sessions on how we do proofs is to help students with some of the relatively routine aspects of doing proofs. In particular, we focus on how to start proofs, and how and when to use definitions and known results. With practice, students should become fluent in these routine aspects of writing proofs, and this will allow them to focus instead on the more cr
...Read More