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The Geometric Supposer encourages a belief in a better tomorrow for schools. On its surface, the Geometric Supposer provides the means for radically altering the way in which geometry is taught and the quality of learning that can be achieved.
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The Geometric Supposer: What Is It A Case Of?

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Overview

The Geometric Supposer encourages a belief in a better tomorrow for schools. On its surface, the Geometric Supposer provides the means for radically altering the way in which geometry is taught and the quality of learning that can be achieved.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134758456
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/17/2013
  • Series: Technology and Education Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Many Faces of Educational Innovation
Pt. I Introducing the Reader to the Supposer
1 A Personal View of the Supposer: Reflections on Particularities and Generalities in Educational Reform 3
2 The Geometric Supposer in the Classroom 17
Pt. II Problems of Learning
3 Overcoming Visual Obstacles With the Aid of the Supposer 25
4 Generalization in Geometry 57
5 Discovery Courses Are Great in Theory, But... 85
Pt. III Problems of Teaching
6 Instructional Implications of Students' Understandings of the Differences Between Empirical Verification and Mathematical Proof 107
7 Posing Problems: One Aspect of Bringing Inquiry into Classrooms 117
8 Teachers' Thinking About Students' Thinking About Geometry: The Effects of New Teaching Tools 143
9 How the Supposer Changed My Life: An Autobiography 179
Pt. IV Problems of Implementation
10 From Recitation to Construction: Teachers Change With New Technologies 193
11 Geometric Supposer Urban Network 217
12 What is the Supposer a Case Of? 227
Appendix A: A Guide to the Geometric Supposer 243
Author Index 249
Subject Index 253
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