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Deductive and intuitive approaches to solving geometrical problems

Jones, Keith (1998) Deductive and intuitive approaches to solving geometrical problems In, Perspectives on the Teaching of Geometry for the 21st Century. Dordrecht, NL, Kluwer pp. 78-83. (ICMI Study).

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Approaches to the teaching and learning of a chosen topic in geometry can be located somewhere between what is characterised as the “intuitive” and the “formal”. There seems to be a number of ways of looking at the relationship between these two positions. Utilising an analysis of data from a study of students tackling problems using dynamic geometry software, this paper illustrates how a deductive and an intuitive approach can prove to be mutually reinforcing when solving geometrical problems.

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Published date: 1998
Additional Information: The pagination of this final proof copy is exactly as it appears in the published version.
Keywords: deductive, deduction, intuitive, intuition, problem solving, geometrical, geometry, teaching, learning, curriculum, pedagogy
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education


Local EPrints ID: 41226
ISBN: 0792349903
PURE UUID: 35e7db9a-f75c-41d7-9748-a202fa7dac2d
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 02 Aug 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:32

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