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Research project For students that try to understand mathematics, it is important to get good explanations of how different parts of the subject are connected. How different arguments are presented could affect their understanding of such explanations.
Argumentation and logic are central aspects of mathematics and this is visible both in Swedish national curriculum documents and in international frameworks. The goal of the project is to enhance the understanding of how explicit arguments can be formulated, but also of how they can support students understanding of a presentation, especially if you consider that students’ previous knowledge vary. By identifying how and when explicit arguments can support students’ understanding, the project can contribute to enhance teachers’ instruction, but may also support textbook authors’ work with improving the written material.