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Topic: Revitalizing Geometry
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Paul Stetzer

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Registered: 12/4/04
Re: Revitalizing geometry
Posted: Dec 12, 1992 7:07 PM
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In article <92341.105222JOEYC@CUNYVM.BITNET> , JOEYC@CUNYVM.BITNET writes:
> misses an important point - how to revitalize the teaching of geometry
to put
> geometry education on the same exciting footing that events in research
in
> geometry are undergoing. Althought the software above appear to me to
be

As a high school geometry teacher, I feel the need to remind my college
colleagues that we high school folks teach what we know. If we are to
make high school geometry courses more interesting, we need to be exposed
to what's happening in geometry beyond our (very conventional )
textbooks. This forum is to begin such a dialogue, but the task is
formidable.

I am seen as an innovative geometry teacher. My students use software
such as the sketchpad, and they do lots of projects and they write, etc.
But in my realm, I am the exception and what you are talking about makes
me feel like I am confessing to being a dinosaur. Imagine what my
colleagues who are still stressing two column proofs are like.






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