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Topic: What happens to a 'geometry course' after integration?
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David Scott Powell

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Re: What happens to a 'geometry course' after integration?
Posted: Oct 16, 1995 5:14 AM
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Jim said:

I think there is a real place for the "putting
>together" of Algebra and Geometry but it is after the two different
>desciplines have been learned.

Good point Jim but I think of it another way. Geometry should be focused
on becuase otherwise important learning just doesn't occur. Students need
a full year to really get into the geometry and get there van Hiele levels
up to a solid 2. It is hard enough to do in a traditional coarse but in an
integrated coarse it would be almost impossible to link ideas unless it was
over several years(3 or 4) of learning. I responded because your last
statement jolted me a little. I don't think students "learn" these
subjects in a year(even two). It takes much more time for reflection and
reviewing before students really "learn" these disciplines.


Scott Powell
University of Hawaii
University Labratory School
1776 University Ave.
Honolulu, Hi. 96822

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