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A comparison of the teaching of geometrical ideas in Japan and the US

Jones, Keith (1997) A comparison of the teaching of geometrical ideas in Japan and the US Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 17, (3), pp. 65-68.

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The release of a videotape of typical geometry teaching in Japan and the US allows a comparison to be made of the teaching methods typically employed. While the typical US lesson emphasised skill acquisition, the typical Japanese lesson focused on the solving of complex problems through pupil exploration and presentation.

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Published date: 1997
Keywords: pedagogy, curriculum, teaching, learning, geometry, mathematics, Japan, Japanese, US, USA, America, geometric, geometrical, textbook, deductive reasoning, proof, conjecturing, inductive reasoning, school
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education


Local EPrints ID: 41311
ISSN: 1463-6840
PURE UUID: 33b36a2a-18ee-4398-a2e7-1a8e4826e6fe
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 23 Aug 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:31

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