Geometrical reasoning

Jones, K. (1995) Geometrical reasoning. Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 15, (3), 43-47.


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The ICMI study conference on “Perspectives on the Teaching of Geometry for the 21st Century” took place recently in Italy. This paper reports on the discussion of one of the conference working groups which considered geometrical reasoning. Four main themes are covered: visual reasoning, geometrical reasoning in context, the meaning of proving in learning geometry, and assessing the range of reasoning ability in geometry. There was general agreement at the conference that more research is necessary in order to effectively address the wide range of issues that were discussed.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1463-6840 (print)
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Keywords: pedagogy, curriculum, teaching, learning, intuition, geometry, intuitive, drawing, measurement, imagining, manipulating, figures, mathematics, geometric, geometrical, deductive, reasoning, proof, proving, school, Euclid, Euclidean, van Hiele, SOLO
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: 41316
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Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:12

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