ERIC Number: ED334070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Teaching Geometry.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
This guidebook is designed to assist teachers and other local school district personnel in the planning and the teaching of the high school geometry course, with essential elements as mandated by the Texas State Board of Education in 1989. Research on student learning in geometry provides the logical rationale for the instructional sequencing and techniques presented in this course. The publication presents the philosophy and the intent of the geometry course and discusses teacher preparation, student credits and prerequisites, the required essential elements of instruction, and the integrated use of technology. Included are sample pupil performance objectives and classroom activities that illustrate how the essential elements of the geometry course can be taught. Local school district personnel are advised to use these guidelines, both suggested and stated, in the development of their own curriculum documents for a geometry course. Four appendices contain a description of the van Hiele levels of mental development, activities to help students achieve the levels, a geometry instructional plan, and 64 references. (JJK)
Descriptors: Geometry, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Methods
Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.