Abstract / Synopsis
Despite an extensive literature on the nature and origins of mathematical truth, few if any studies exist of the everyday practices through which the adequacy of mathematical argumentation is cultivated and assessed. The work of a novice prover afforded insight into these practices and, in particular, into the disciplined character of discovering and proving mathematical theorems.
Livingston, E. "The Disciplinarity of Mathematical Practice," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 5 Issue 1 (January 2015), pages 198-222. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201501.12 . Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol5/iss1/12
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