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Developing pedagogic theory: the case of geometry proof teaching

Developing pedagogic theory: the case of geometry proof teaching
Developing pedagogic theory: the case of geometry proof teaching
This paper compares the teaching of proof in geometry at the lower secondary school level in the East (China, Japan) and in the West (UK). The aim is to seek to identify teaching strategies that might inform new pedagogic approaches for teaching deductive proof and proving. In the West, much theory focuses on examining the nature of classroom tasks. In the East, the heuristic nature of teaching and the theory of variation are useful as they focus on the dynamic role of the teacher. The paper suggests that the main need is for deeper thinking on the relationship between teachers’ instructional practices and the development of students’ mathematical reasoning.
pedagogy, educational theory, geometrical proof, teaching
Jones, Keith
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Zheng, Yuxin
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Ding, Liping
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Jones, Keith
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Zheng, Yuxin
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Ding, Liping
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Jones, Keith, Zheng, Yuxin and Ding, Liping (2009) Developing pedagogic theory: the case of geometry proof teaching. 3rd International Symposium on the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics, Beijing, China. 21 - 24 May 2009. 3 pp .

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Abstract

This paper compares the teaching of proof in geometry at the lower secondary school level in the East (China, Japan) and in the West (UK). The aim is to seek to identify teaching strategies that might inform new pedagogic approaches for teaching deductive proof and proving. In the West, much theory focuses on examining the nature of classroom tasks. In the East, the heuristic nature of teaching and the theory of variation are useful as they focus on the dynamic role of the teacher. The paper suggests that the main need is for deeper thinking on the relationship between teachers’ instructional practices and the development of students’ mathematical reasoning.

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Published date: May 2009
Venue - Dates: 3rd International Symposium on the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics, Beijing, China, 2009-05-21 - 2009-05-24
Keywords: pedagogy, educational theory, geometrical proof, teaching
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education

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Local EPrints ID: 173033
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/173033
PURE UUID: c347cd3f-694f-4ddf-9032-14d32ad97b5c
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3677-8802

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Date deposited: 02 Feb 2011 09:17
Last modified: 20 Nov 2021 02:15

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Author: Keith Jones ORCID iD
Author: Yuxin Zheng
Author: Liping Ding

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