ERIC Number: ED033034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Informal Geometry for Young Children; Cambridge Conference on School Mathematics; Feasibility Study No. 34b.
These materials were written with the aim of reflecting the thinking of The Cambridge Conference on School Mathematics (CCSM) regarding the goals and objectives for school mathematics. These materials are intended to provide children with a variety of informal activities in intuitive geometry in the elementary school. Opportunities are provided for children to gain experience with many types of rigid motions - namely translations, rotations, and reflections. The type of work described in this report gave students the opportunity to become familiar, by direct experience and experiment, with important geometrical concepts before they were to be studied theoretically. Included are descriptions of a number of activities. Comments by teachers concerning the effectiveness of various activities and procedures are also included. This document is the best available copy. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document]. (RP)
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Authoring Institution: Cambridge Conference on School Mathematics, Newton, MA.