Language use and geometry texts

Chronaki, Anna and Jones, Keith (1999) Language use and geometry texts Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 19, (1), pp. 95-100.


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Recent research suggest that with classroom tasks that combine spatial experiences, mathematising, and communicating, pupils may reveal the nature of their own spatial images and personal language in describing these spatial contexts, and experience the use of formal terminology in making accurate descriptions of their observations and constructions. This report focuses on issues of language use involved in geometry activities when particular emphasis is placed on encouraging pupils’ practice of informal and formal mathematical vocabulary.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1463-6840 (print)
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Keywords: teaching, learning, pedagogy, curriculum, research, classroom, tasks, spatial, mathematising, mathematizing, communicating, communication, pupils, images, language, terminology, geometry, geometric, geometrical, informal, formal, mathematical, vocabulary, mathematics

Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education
ePrint ID: 41299
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Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 19:03
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