Teaching geometry in lower secondary school in Shanghai, China

Ding, Liping and Jones, Keith (2006) Teaching geometry in lower secondary school in Shanghai, China. Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 26, (1), 41-46.


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This paper reports on a study of geometry teaching at the lower secondary school level in Shanghai, China. Through an analysis of data from observing a variety of Year 9 (Grade 8) lessons, and utilising data from the students’ performance in school examinations, the study suggests that teachers in this region of China use classroom strategies that attempt to reinforce visual and deductive approaches in order to develop students’ thinking in the transition to deductive geometry education.

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ISSNs: 1463-6840 (print)
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Keywords: pedagogy, curriculum, teaching, learning, geometry, figures, mathematics, england, china, geometric, geometrical, textbook, deductive reasoning, proof, school, national curriculum, euclid, euclidean, culture, cultural pedagogy, visual, deductive, proof, proving
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Professional Practice & Pedagogy
ePrint ID: 40502
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Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:11
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/40502

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