ERIC Number: EJ588609
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Is Symmetry an Intuitive Basis for Proof in Euclidean Geometry?
Vinner, Shlomo; Kopelman, Evgeny
Focus on Learning Problems in Mathematics, v20 n2-3 p14-26 Spr-Sum 1998
Discusses students' use of visual considerations in doing geometrical proofs. Studies ninth-grade students (n=17) in an academically-selective high school in Jerusalem. Concludes that only three out of 16 students who turned in their papers chose symmetry considerations when working on a proof. Contains 16 references. (ASK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Note: Special issue: Elements of Geometry in the Learning of Mathematics.