ERIC Number: ED202737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Geometry: An Experiential and Artistic Approach.
Ogletree, Earl J.
The view that geometry should be taught at every grade level is promoted. Primary and elementary school children are thought to rarely have any direct experience with geometry, except on an incidental basis. Children are supposed to be able to learn geometry rather easily, so long as the method and content are adapted to their development and learning style. Form drawing, a type of disciplined freehand geometry drawing designed by Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), is promoted. Form drawing can be used to teach pupils to draw with great accuracy straight and curved lines, loops, circles, right, acute, and obtuse angles, and other semi-metric and metric forms and designs using pencil, pen and crayon. Examples of many form types are presented in a rough sequence of lesson tasks. One of the anticipated byproducts of the freehand drawing exercise is an improvement in the students' handwriting. Most pupils appear to look forward to and enjoy the form drawing. (MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Form Drawing (Geometry)