An Introduction to Proof via Inquiry-Based Learning

IBL task sequence for an introduction to proof course.

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These notes are an IBL task sequence for an introduction to proof course. The task-sequence was written by Dana Ernst (Northern Arizona University), but the first half of the notes are an adaptation of notes written by Stan Yoshinobu (Cal Poly) and Matthew Jones (California State University, Dominguez Hills). Any errors in the notes are no one's fault but my own. In this vein, if you think you see an error, please inform me, so that it can be remedied.

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