ERIC Number: ED079085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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An Exploratory Study of Teachers' Application of Inductive Approaches in Developing an Awareness of Geometry with Fifth and Sixth Grade Children.
Schloff, Charles E.
The purpose of this study was to design a series of inservice seminars with teaching guides in geometry for fifth and sixth grade teachers in order to improve student competence in geometry. The guides stressed the use of a discovery approach. Twelve teachers and 293 children participated. Students took a pretest in geometry, the teachers attended three inservice seminars and presented the material to the students, and the students took a posttest. Results showed that students gained mastery of a few construction techniques using compass and straightedge, that students had developed an awareness of geometric shapes and size, and that children responded positively to the teaching strategies employed. (Author)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary School Mathematics, Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Grade 5, Grade 6, Inservice Teacher Education, Instruction, Mathematics Education, Research, Teacher Education
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Wayne State University