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ERIC Number: EJ1175543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Dynamic Geometry Software within the van Hiele Teaching Framework
Stumbles, Robert
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v23 n1 p25-30 2018
The foundation of geometric knowledge and understanding starts in primary school, and in contemporary mathematics education there is an emphasis on identifying learning progressions and trajectories as a way of moving students forward. The van Hiele (1986) theory is well-documented and provides insights into the progression and differences of individuals' geometric thinking. Van Hiele's theory significantly influences geometry curricula worldwide and contains teaching phases that can help all teachers understand developmentally appropriate ways to facilitate their students' geometric thinking. This article considers previous work by presenting dynamic geometry software (DGS) as a tool for a teaching sequence that is embedded within the van Hiele Teaching Phases and links theory and practice within a primary mathematics classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A