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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Jennifer Luebecken
dc.contributor.authorNordby, Kimen
dc.description.abstractThis research investigated pre-service secondary teachers understanding of the term viable argument a new term introduced with the Common Core Standards. The research investigated how they define and understand viable argument, how they construct arguments, and how they evaluate mathematical arguments. The research was conducted using semi-structured interviews with five pre-service teachers that have completed the majority of their mathematical coursework. The results showed that the pre-service teachers compared viable arguments to mathematical proof and they recognized both similarities and differences between these terms. The participants were found to have the understanding of proof, reasoning, and argumentation that will be needed to implement the recommendations of the Common Core Standards.en
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Scienceen
dc.subject.lcshStudent teachersen
dc.titleInvestigating viable arguments : pre-service mathematics teachers' construction and evaluation of argumentsen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2013 by Kim Nordbyen
thesis.catalog.ckey2503473en, Graduate Committee: Elizabeth Burroughs; Brian Lindaman; Warren Esty; John J. Borkowskien Sciences.en

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