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Critical issues in the design of the school geometry curriculum

Jones, Keith (2000) Critical issues in the design of the school geometry curriculum At 9th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME9). 31 Jul - 06 Aug 2000.

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Abstract

The fundamental problem in the design of the geometry component of the mathematics curriculum is simply that there is too much interesting geometry, more than can be reasonably included in the mathematics curriculum. The question that taxes curriculum designer is what to include and what to omit. This paper does not seek to resolve the disagreements over the geometry curriculum as, given the nature of the problem, such an endeavour is unlikely to be successful. Rather, the aim is to identifying and review critical issues concerning the design of the geometry curriculum. These issues include the nature of geometry, the aims of geometry teaching, how geometry is learnt, the relative merits of different approaches to geometry, and what aspects of proof and proving to accentuate.

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Published date: 2000
Additional Information: An extended version of this paper is avaialble as: Jones, Keith (2000), Critical issues in the design of the school geometry curriculum. In, Barton, Bill (ed.) Readings in Mathematics Education. Auckland, New Zealand, University of Auckland, pp75-91. http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/14685/
Venue - Dates: 9th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME9), 2000-07-31 - 2000-08-06
Keywords: pedagogy, curriculum, teaching, learning, intuition, geometry, intuitive, drawing, measurement, imagining, manipulating, figures, mathematics, geometric, geometrical, textbook, deductive reasoning, proof, school
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education

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Local EPrints ID: 41335
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/41335
PURE UUID: 9db998a5-20c5-42d6-a016-ffb8911a2676
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3677-8802

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

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