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eText: 
ISBN-10 0132083957ISBN-13 9780132083959
Print: 
ISBN-10 0-13-148392-7ISBN-13 978-0-13-148392-7
Author(s): Douglas B. Aichele; John Wolfe
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2008 Pages: 688
Description

For prospective elementary and middle school teachers.

This text provides a creative, inquiry-based experience with geometry that is appropriate for prospective elementary and middle school teachers.  The coherent series of text activities supports each student’s growth toward being a confident, independent learner empowered with the help of peers to make sense of the geometric world. This curriculum is explicitly developed to provide future elementary and middle school teachers with

  • experience recalling and appropriately using standard geometry ideas,

  • experience learning and making sense of new geometry,

  • experience discussing geometry with peers,

  • experience asking questions about geometry,

  • experience listening and understanding as others talk about geometry,

  • experience gaining meaning from reading geometry,

  • experience expressing geometry ideas through writing,

  • experience thinking about geometry, and

  • experience doing geometry.

  • These activities constitute an “inquiry based” curriculum.  In this style of learning and teaching, whole class discussions and group work replace listening to lectures as the dominant class activity.

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