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Critical issues in the design of the school geometry curriculum

Jones, Keith (2000) Critical issues in the design of the school geometry curriculum In, Readings in Mathematics Education. Auckland, NZ, University of Auckland pp. 75-90.

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Abstract

The fundamental problem in the design of the geometry component of the mathematics curriculum is simply that there is too much interesting geometry, more than can be reasonably included in the mathematics curriculum. The question that taxes curriculum designer is what to include and what to omit. This paper does not seek to resolve the disagreements over the geometry curriculum as, given the nature of the problem, such an endeavour is unlikely to be successful. Rather, the aim is to identifying and review critical issues concerning the design of the geometry curriculum. These issues include the nature of geometry, the aims of geometry teaching, how geometry is learnt, the relative merits of different approaches to geometry, and what aspects of proof and proving to accentuate.

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Published date: 2000
Additional Information: This chapter is an extended version, produced especially for this volume, of an invited paper presented to the Topic Group on ‘Teaching and Learning of Geometry: the future has old roots’ at the 9th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Tokyo, Japan, August 2000.
Keywords: pedagogy, curriculum, teaching, learning, intuition, geometry, intuitive, drawing, measurement, imagining, manipulating, figures, mathematics, geometric, geometrical, textbook, deductive reasoning, proof, school
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education

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Local EPrints ID: 14685
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/14685
PURE UUID: 28f231f1-5590-424a-81fc-8dc9df6bae1c
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3677-8802

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Date deposited: 21 Feb 2005
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:54

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