Location

University of Windsor

Document Type

Paper

Keywords

Argument, Argumentation, Mathematical Practice, Learning, Proof

Start Date

22-5-2013 9:00 AM

End Date

25-5-2013 5:00 PM

Abstract

In argumentation studies, almost all theoretical proposals are applied, in general, to the analysis and evaluation of written argumentative texts. I will consider mathematics to illustrate some differences between argumentative practice and the products of it, to emphasize the need to address the different types of argumentative discourse and argumentative situation. Argumentative practice should be encouraged when teaching technical subjects to convey a better understanding and to improve thought and creativity.

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The practice of arguing and the arguments: Examples from mathematics

University of Windsor

In argumentation studies, almost all theoretical proposals are applied, in general, to the analysis and evaluation of written argumentative texts. I will consider mathematics to illustrate some differences between argumentative practice and the products of it, to emphasize the need to address the different types of argumentative discourse and argumentative situation. Argumentative practice should be encouraged when teaching technical subjects to convey a better understanding and to improve thought and creativity.