Teaching geometrical reasoning: learning from expert teachers from China and Japan


Jones, Keith, Fujita, Taro and Ding, Liping (2005) Teaching geometrical reasoning: learning from expert teachers from China and Japan. Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 25, (1), 89-96.

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International comparative research in mathematics education has found, perhaps unsurprisingly, that teachers are a key influence on pupil learning. Given that the development of pupils’ capability in geometrical reasoning continues to be an issue of considerable international concern, this paper reports an analysis of lower secondary school lesson suggestions offered by expert teachers from China and Japan (countries selected because they represent some interesting similarities and contrasts). The analysis indicates some striking similarities between suggested lessons, but some noteworthy differences. Both these may be related to the educational context in which the lesson suggestions are presented.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the published version of the paper presented at the 6th British Congress of Mathematics Education (BCME6), University of Warwick, March 2005.
ISSNs: 1463-6840 (print)
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Keywords: pedagogy, curriculum, teaching, learning, intuition, geometry, intuitive, drawing, measurement, imagining, manipulating, figures, mathematics, England, China, Japan, geometric, geometrical, textbook, deductive reasoning, proof, school, national curriculum, ICT, dynamic geometry, Euclid, Euclidean, cultural pedagogy
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Mathematics and Science Education
ePrint ID: 18832
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2005
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:08
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/18832

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