To teach definitions in geometry or teach to define?
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|Michael de Villiers; Mathematics Education, Univ. of Durban-Westville, South Africa|
|This paper argues from a theoretical standpoint that students should be actively engaged in the defining of geometric concepts like the quadrilaterals, and presents some data relating to a teaching experiment aimed at developing students' ability to define. Paper in PME 22 Proceedings, A. Olivier & K. Newstead (Eds.), 12-17 July 1998, Univ Stellenbosch, RSA.|
|Levels:||High School (9-12)|
|Math Topics:||Euclidean Plane Geometry, Logic/Foundations|
|Math Ed Topics:||Constructivism|
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