for the learning of mathematics

an international journal of mathematics education

Kai-Lin Yang - Vol. 30 Num. 2 (2010)
 Communication: The potential of statement-posing tasks


This communication aims at revealing the potential of statement-posing tasks to facilitate students' thinking and strategies of understanding proof. Besides outlining the background of statement-posing tasks, four points were advanced as potential benefits of the tasks: (1) focusing on the logic of arguments in addition to the meaning of arguments, (2) a way to understand the logical function of proof methods, (3) facilitating dialectical reading strategies and (4) a generic example of reading tasks.