ERIC Number: ED096166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1930
Reference Count: N/A
The Teaching of Geometry. Reprint 1966. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Yearbook 5 .
Reeve, W. D., Ed.
There are a number of recurring topics in the articles that comprise this yearbook, such as the nature of both informal and demonstrative geometry, the reasons for teaching both, and the extent of such courses. Other emphasized topics are use of the analytic method, whether to combine plane and solid geometry, the place of algebra and trigonometry in a geometry course, and geometry in the junior high school. There is a chapter by Birkhoff and Beatley explaining a "number-based" approach to geometry. Included is a listing of fundamental principles, basic theorems, and a discussion of the advantages of this approach. Another author argues that transfer of training is a desirable learning outcome and that the study of geometry is well-suited for this. Other individual chapters deal with using graphs in the study of congruences, the use of indirect proof, symmetry, and a guide for evaluating geometry textbooks. (LS)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum, Deduction, Geometry, Junior High Schools, Logical Thinking, Mathematics Education, Objectives, Reference Materials, Secondary School Mathematics, Transfer of Training, Yearbooks
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., 1906 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.