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Re: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
Posted:
Feb 16, 1995 1:19 PM


>Date: Thu, 16 Feb 1995 12:19:43 0600 >To:Rick Simon <SIMONR@ULVACS.ULAVERNE.EDU> >From:powell@math.ed.hawaii.edu (David Scott Powell) >Subject:Re: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II > >>> >Does anyone know of any research dealing with the sequence of Algebra I, >>> >Geometry, Algebra II? >> >>Well, of course there is the work the van Hieles did in the Netherlands in >>the >>60s, which is to some extent responsible for current geometry practice in the >>United States and elsewhere. Sorry I cannot give a specific reference, but >>info should be readily available. > > >Funny you should mention van Hiele levels. Zalman Usiskin did some work on >that very topic in 1982 or 1983 in which he concluded that the learning of >geometry does not depend on maturity but depends on how the subject is taught. >So this would probably say that teaching geometry to 9th graders is o.k. as >long as the teaching/learning model fits the van Hiele model. Does this help? > >
Scott Powell University Lab School 1776 University Ave. Honolulu, HI 96826 (808)9564987wk dpowell@math.ed.hawaii.edu



