ERIC Number: ED085260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Geometry in the Mathematics Curriculum.
Henderson, Kenneth B., Ed.
The nature of geometry and the manner in which it should be taught are presented from various points of view. The Yearbook is in four parts. Part I has two articles on the role of informal geometry in school mathematics; one covers the elementary grade levels and the other, the secondary school. The authors of articles in Part II address themselves to various approaches that may be used to present formal geometry in the secondary school. Each of the chapters describes the rationale of the approach, its philosophy and objectives, the kinds of students for whom the approach is most appropriate, the possible scope and content of the course that uses the particular approach, and special considerations and variations related to the approach. In Part III, three conceptions of contemporary geometry are presented, which include the underlying theory, the kinds of problems being investigated, and the implications for school geometry that may result. In Part IV, the current status of the education of teachers is reviewed, comments concerning experimental or innovative programs are given, and recommendations for the improvement of the training of teachers of geometry are included. (JP)
Descriptors: Analytic Geometry, Curriculum, Elementary School Mathematics, Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Instruction, Mathematics Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Teacher Education, Topology, Transformations (Mathematics), Yearbooks
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 (Price not available)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.