Synopses & Reviews
'Geometry is often given less time in the teaching timetable than other aspects of mathematics. This book encourages practitioners to think about and raise its profile, indeed achieving what its title suggest' - Primary Practice
`This creative, innovative and fascinating book/CD package is one you "MUST BUY". All prospective, new and experienced teachers of mathematics can use it to transform their teaching. All readers can use it to reignite their fascination with mathematics' - Professor Sylvia Johnson, Sheffield Hallam University
'This book exudes activity and interactivity. Moreover, it provides challenge in the context of a significant pedagogy, one that is not just present but actually made explicit. It is undoubtedly a book to learn geometry with, but also one to learn to think more deeply about geometry, about its nature and essence, and also about its teaching and learning' - David Pimm
Developing Thinking in Geometry enables teachers and their support staff to experience and teach geometric thinking. As well as discussing key teaching principles, the book and accompanying interactive CD include many activities that encourage readers to extend their own learning, and consequently their teaching practices.
The book is constructed around the following key themes:
- invariance;
- language and points of view;
- reasoning using invariance;
- visualising and representing.
These themes draw on teaching principles developed by the team at the Open University's Centre for Mathematics Education which has a 20-year track record of innovative approaches to teaching and learning geometry.
This is a 'must have' text for all primary mathematics specialists, secondary and Further Education mathematics teachers and their support staff. Anyone who wishes to create an understanding and enthusiasm for geometry based upon firm research and effective practice, will enjoy this book.
This is the course reader for the Open University Course ME627 Developing
Geometric Thinking
Synopsis
This creative, innovative and fascinating book/CD package is one you MUST BUY. All prospective, new and experienced teachers of mathematics can use it to transform their teaching. All readers can use it to reignite their fascination with mathematics' - Professor Sylvia Johnson, Sheffield Hallam University
'This book exudes activity and interactivity. Moreover, it provides challenge in the context of a significant pedagogy, one that is not just present but actually made explicit. It is undoubtedly a book to learn geometry with, but also one to learn to think more deeply about geometry, about its nature and essence, and also about its teaching and learning' - David Pimm
Developing Thinking in Geometry has been constructed in a unique form in order to enable teachers and their support staff to experience and to teach geometric thinking to pupils aged seven to 16 years. By integrating pedagogy and subject knowledge through experiencing a variety of tasks for learners, including interactive activities on a CD, readers of this book will see how to engage all learners in successfully geometric thinking.
These themes draw on pedagogic constructs developed at The Open University's Centre for Mathematics Education by a team of mathematics educators with a 20-year track record of innovative and influential approaches to teaching and learning geometry.
Synopsis
Developing Thinking in Geometry enables teachers and their support staff to experience and teach geometric thinking. As well as discussing key teaching principles, the book and accompanying interactive CD include many activites that encourage readers to extend their own learning, and consequently their teaching practices.The book is constructed around the following key themes: enables teachers and their support staff to experience and teach geometric thinking. As well as discussing key teaching principles, the book and accompanying interactive CD include many activites that encourage readers to extend their own learning, and consequently their teaching practices.The book is constructed around the following key themes: InvarianceLanguage and points of viewReasoning using invarianceVisualising and representing
These themes draw on teaching principles developed by the team at the Open University's Centre for Mathematics Education which has a 20-year track record of innovative approaches to teaching and learning geometry.
All readers can use this book to reignite their fascination with mathematics. It fosters not only a curiosity about geometry itself but crucially focuses on how learners can actively engage in thinking about geometry and its central key ideas. -Professor Sylvia Johnson, Sheffield Hallam University
'This book exudes activity and interactivityIt is undoubtedly a book to learn geometry with, but also one to learn to think more deeply about geometry, about its nature and essence, and also about its teaching and learning' Professor David Pimm, University of Alberta
Sue Johnston-Wilder and John Mason teach at The Open University. They both have many yearsexperience in research and in working with teachers and student teachers of mathematics.
Synopsis
All readers can use this book to reignite their fascination with mathematics. Fosters not only a curiosity about geometry itself but crucially focuses on how learners can actively engage in thinking about geometry and its central key ideas.-Sylvia Johnson, Professor, Sheffield Hallam University
Exudes activity and interactivity. A book for learning geometry, learning to think more deeply about geometry, and also about its teaching and learning.-David Pimm, Professor, University of Alberta
Developing Thinking in Geometry enables teachers and their support staff to experience and teach geometric thinking. Discussing key teaching principles, the book and its accompanying interactive CD-ROM include many activities encouraging readers to extend their own learning, and teaching practices.
Drawing on innovative approaches for teaching and learning geometry developed by the Open University's Centre for Mathematics Education, this resource is constructed around the following key themes: InvarianceLanguage and points of viewReasoning using invarianceVisualizing and representing
Synopsis
This text and interactive CD-ROM help teachers extend their instructional practices through innovative approaches for teaching geometry as developed by the Open University's Centre for Mathematics Education.