Euler's theorem under the microscope
Tennant, G. D. (2010) Euler's theorem under the microscope. Mathematics Teaching, 218. pp. 17-18. ISSN 0025-5785
Official URL: http://www.atm.org.uk/journal/archive/mt218.html
In this article Geoff Tennant summarises the first half of Imre Lakatos's seminal 1976 book, "Proofs and refutations: the logic of mathematical discovery". Implications are drawn for the classroom treatment of proof.
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