Our research team surveyed members of the mathematics education scholarly community to gain insight into the community’s perceptions of the two-column proof and its role in high school geometry. We created an email survey, which we sent to email addresses gathered from public lists of conference participants and speakers from recent mathematics education conferences. We asked study participants to describe the value of the two-column proof and discuss whether they would be in favor of eliminating it from the high school geometry curriculum. There was a wide range of diversity in the responses, and we present several themes that we observed. We conclude with a discussion regarding the implications for research.
Pair, Jeffrey; Strachota, Susanne; and Singh, Rashmi
"The Academic Community’s Perceptions of the Two-Column Proof,"
The Mathematics Enthusiast: Vol. 18
, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umt.edu/tme/vol18/iss1/14