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Re: Revitalizing geometry
Posted:
Dec 12, 1992 7:07 PM


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.



