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Recent research on geometry education: an ICME-13 survey team report

Recent research on geometry education: an ICME-13 survey team report
Recent research on geometry education: an ICME-13 survey team report
This survey on the theme of Geometry Education (including new technologies) focuses chiefly on the time span since 2008. Based on our review of the research literature published during this time span (in refereed journal articles, conference proceedings and edited books), we have jointly identified seven major threads of contributions as these relate to the early years of learning (pre-school and primary school) through to post-compulsory education and to the issue of mathematics teacher education for geometry. These themes are as follows: developments in and trends in the use of theories; advances in the understanding of spatial reasoning; the use and role of diagrams and gestures; advances in the understanding of the role of technologies; advances in the understanding of the teaching and learning of definitions; advances in the understanding of the teaching and learning of the proving process; and, moving beyond traditional Euclidean approaches. Within each theme, we identify relevant research and also offer commentary on future directions.
research, geometry, education, icme, survey, theories, spatial reasoning, diagrams, gestures, technologies, teaching, learning, definitions, proof, proving, euclid
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Sinclair, Nathalie
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Sinclair, Nathalie, Bartolini Bussi, Maria G., de Villiers, Michael, Jones, Keith, Kortenkamp, Ulrich, Leung, Allen and Owens, Kay (2016) Recent research on geometry education: an ICME-13 survey team report. ZDM: Mathematics Education, 48 (5), 691-719. (doi:10.1007/s11858-016-0796-6).

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This survey on the theme of Geometry Education (including new technologies) focuses chiefly on the time span since 2008. Based on our review of the research literature published during this time span (in refereed journal articles, conference proceedings and edited books), we have jointly identified seven major threads of contributions as these relate to the early years of learning (pre-school and primary school) through to post-compulsory education and to the issue of mathematics teacher education for geometry. These themes are as follows: developments in and trends in the use of theories; advances in the understanding of spatial reasoning; the use and role of diagrams and gestures; advances in the understanding of the role of technologies; advances in the understanding of the teaching and learning of definitions; advances in the understanding of the teaching and learning of the proving process; and, moving beyond traditional Euclidean approaches. Within each theme, we identify relevant research and also offer commentary on future directions.

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Accepted/In Press date: 11 June 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 28 June 2016
Published date: August 2016
Keywords: research, geometry, education, icme, survey, theories, spatial reasoning, diagrams, gestures, technologies, teaching, learning, definitions, proof, proving, euclid
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education

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Local EPrints ID: 400195
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/400195
ISSN: 1863-9690
PURE UUID: 282ab057-f3b0-492d-bbd0-18b889cc3f8e
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3677-8802

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Date deposited: 13 Sep 2016 08:39
Last modified: 03 Dec 2019 06:33

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