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Issues in the teaching and learning of geometry

Jones, Keith (2002) Issues in the teaching and learning of geometry In, Haggarty, Linda (eds.) Aspects of teaching secondary mathematics: Perspectives on practice. London, GB, Routledge pp. 121-139. (doi:10.4324/9780203165874).

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This chapter analyses a range of key issues in the teaching and learning of geometry. These include the nature of geometry, why geometry is important in the curriculum at school level and beyond, what geometry can be included at the school level, the aims of teaching geometry, and how geometry can be best taught and learnt. Also addressed are the uses of information and communication technology in geometry education. The chapter concludes that the twenty-first century is one where spatial thinking and visualisation are vital areas for education.

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Published date: 2002
Additional Information: The pagination of this final proof copy is exactly as it appears in the published version.
Keywords: teaching, learning, curriculum, pedagogy, geometry, geometric, geometrical, mathematics, mathematical, visualisation, visualization, proof, proving, spatial thinking, ict, technology, information and communications technology, school, DGS, DGE, dynamic geometry, Cabri, GSP, Sketchpad, Southampton, pupils, teachers, students
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education


Local EPrints ID: 13588
ISBN: 0415266416
PURE UUID: 846b3849-aac6-430c-8a6c-4171313755f7
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 05 Jan 2005
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 17:01

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