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ERIC Number: ED033847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 58
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[Geometry Through Symmetry, Cambridge Conference on School Mathematics Feasibility Study No. 32.]
Friedman, Bernard
These materials were written for the use of a class of eighth grade high ability students in a four week course sponsored by Educational Services Incorporated on the Stanford campus. They represent a practical response to the proposal by the Cambridge Conference of 1963 that geometry be taught by vector space methods. Instead of using vector methods, these materials represent an attempt to obtain the geometrical properties of figures from proofs and arguments about their symmetry properties. These notes contain instructional materials on such mathematical concepts as reflection in the plane, perpendicularity, central symmetry, translation of the plane, and rotation. In addition, these notes contain definitions, exercises, and summaries of results obtained in class. [Not available in hardcopy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (RP)
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Authoring Institution: Cambridge Conference on School Mathematics, Newton, MA.