A comparison of the teaching of geometrical ideas in Japan and the US


Jones, K. (1997) A comparison of the teaching of geometrical ideas in Japan and the US. Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 17, (3), 65-68.

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The release of a videotape of typical geometry teaching in Japan and the US allows a comparison to be made of the teaching methods typically employed. While the typical US lesson emphasised skill acquisition, the typical Japanese lesson focused on the solving of complex problems through pupil exploration and presentation.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1463-6840 (print)
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Keywords: pedagogy, curriculum, teaching, learning, geometry, mathematics, Japan, Japanese, US, USA, America, geometric, geometrical, textbook, deductive reasoning, proof, conjecturing, inductive reasoning, school
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Professional Practice & Pedagogy
ePrint ID: 41311
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:26
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/41311

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