Students’ geometrical thinking gevelopment at Grade 8 in Shanghai, China


Ding, L. and Jones, K. (2006) Students’ geometrical thinking gevelopment at Grade 8 in Shanghai, China. In, Novotná, J., Moraová, H., Krátká, M. and Stehlíková, N. (eds.) Proceedings 30th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME30). 30th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME30) Prague, Czech Republic, PME, p.382.

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The main aim of this study is to investigate geometry teaching at the lower secondary school level in Shanghai, with particular attention to the relationship of the teaching/learning phases organized by teachers with students’ thinking levels demonstrated in classrooms and examination papers at Grade 8 (students age 14). Analysis of data from the pilot study suggests that an essential teaching strategy used by the Chinese teachers was mutually reinforcing visual and deductive approaches in order to develop students’ geometric intuition in the learning of deductive geometry.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: A fuller version of this paper can be found in: 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. http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/40502/
ISBNs: 0771100 (hardback)
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Keywords: teaching, learning, pedagogy, curriculum, students, geometry, geometrical, thinking, gevelopment, Grade 8, Shanghai, China
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Professional Practice & Pedagogy
ePrint ID: 41263
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:26
Publisher: PME
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/41263

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