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Geometrical reasoning

Jones, Keith (1995) Geometrical reasoning Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 15, (3), pp. 43-47.

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The ICMI study conference on “Perspectives on the Teaching of Geometry for the 21st Century” took place recently in Italy. This paper reports on the discussion of one of the conference working groups which considered geometrical reasoning. Four main themes are covered: visual reasoning, geometrical reasoning in context, the meaning of proving in learning geometry, and assessing the range of reasoning ability in geometry. There was general agreement at the conference that more research is necessary in order to effectively address the wide range of issues that were discussed.

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Published date: 1995
Keywords: pedagogy, curriculum, teaching, learning, intuition, geometry, intuitive, drawing, measurement, imagining, manipulating, figures, mathematics, geometric, geometrical, deductive, reasoning, proof, proving, school, Euclid, Euclidean, van Hiele, SOLO
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education


Local EPrints ID: 41316
ISSN: 1463-6840
PURE UUID: 8995d823-ea32-4e48-948d-93ea29b78d7a
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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