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ERIC Number: ED108959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1933
Pages: 209
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Geometry Professionalized for Teachers.
Christofferson, Halbert Carl
Written in 1933, this book grew out of the author's concern that college matehmatics sequences of the day, although appropriate in algebra preparation, did not adequately prepare teachers of geometry. This book describes a course intended to remedy this by providing for both a comprehensive study of geometry as an axiomatically defined structure describing spatial relationships and a thorough consideration of the purposes and techniques of teaching geometry in the high school. The author intended that this course follow the study of educational psychology and professional ideals and responsibilities, and that students enrolled be familiar with the basic theorems of Euclidean geometry. After listing the deductive relationships among these theorems, the book deals with the history and function of geometry. Principles of teaching high school geometry including induction and deduction, laboratory methods, and heuristics are then discussed. The use of high school geometry materials is discussed at length. Nearly half of the book is devoted to the structure of geometry and methods of proof; the underlying principles of the analytic method are described and many problems suggested. Coordinate geometry and topics related to projective geometry are introduced. A bibliography is provided. (SD)
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