ERIC Number: ED280679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Learning and Teaching Geometry, K-12. 1987 Yearbook.
Lindquist, Mary Montgomery, Ed.; Shulte, Albert P., Ed.
This yearbook contains 20 articles pertaining to geometry instruction. Part 1 considers "Perspectives," with articles on the van Hiele model, resolving dilemmas, implications of using computer graphics, chances of geometry surviving in the secondary curriculum, and role of Euclidean geometry. Part 2 provides "A View of Problem Solving and Applications"; articles concern using geometry for teaching problem solving in grades K-9, creative geometry problems, using Logo in secondary school geometry, and some modern uses of geometry. "Activities in Focus" is the topic of part 3; articles consider activities with squares in elementary school geometry, spatial perception in primary grades, investigations with similarity in middle grades, constructing polyhedra, and conic sections. In part 4, "A Look at Geometry and Other Mathematics," are articles on probability in high school geometry, mathematical applications of geometry, calculus readiness, and geometric counting problems. Finally, part 5 contains two articles under the heading of "Preparing Teachers," one focusing on activities based on cognitive research, and one on college geometry courses. (MNS)
Descriptors: Calculus, Computer Graphics, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Learning Activities, Learning Theories, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education, Probability, Problem Solving, Programing, Research Utilization, Yearbooks
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($16.00; 10 or more copies 20% discount).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - General; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.