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Making space for geometry in primary mathematics

Jones, Keith and Mooney, Claire (2003) Making space for geometry in primary mathematics In, Enhancing primary mathematics teaching. Maidenhead, GB, Open University Press pp. 3-15.

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This chapter examines the structure and recommendations of the UK National Numeracy Strategy (NNS) with respect to the teaching of geometry at primary school. It looks at ways in which the NNS recommendations might be best taken forward and whether there are important aspects of geometry that the Strategy has omitted or to which it has paid too little attention. It suggests that until spatial and visual thinking is given greater status within the mental and oral segments of primary mathematics lessons, and until more curriculum space at primary level is devoted to geometry, children may well continue to have insufficient opportunity to develop fundamental visualisation and spatial reasoning skills that are so important in an increasingly visual world.

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Published date: 2003
Additional Information: This author's proof has the same pagination as the published article.
Keywords: teaching, learning, primary school, elementary school, curriculum, pedagogy, geometry, geometric, geometrical, mathematics, mathematical, numeracy, spatial, visualisation, visualization
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education


Local EPrints ID: 11250
ISBN: 0335213758
PURE UUID: 96b30b03-4eee-494e-8c58-1989c1491146
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 09 Nov 2004
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 17:04

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