This is a seminar. The topic is the research on the teaching and learning of geometry ideas. As an EMAT 8990 seminar the specific investigations, discussions, and topics for the seminar will be determined by the group.
For a start we have specified the following potential concerns/topics/preferences:
-- Secondary level or middle school level
-- How does emphasis on measuring inhibit reasoning and proof?
-- Particular issues of learning indirect proof.
-- Role of axiomatics; rigor vs rigor mortis
-- Geometry in a GPS curriculum . . .
-- Role of technology
--Impact of technology on learning
-- geometric concepts
-- Problem solving in geometry
-- How to teach geometry in a GPS (Georgia Performance Standards) environment.
-- Teaching solid (i.e. 3-D) geometry
-- Comparison of Geometry learning in different countries
|Participants, Spring 2009|
Philip Bergonio <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tonya Brooks <email@example.com>
Richard Francisco <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Brian Gleason <email@example.com>
Eric Gold <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Doug Griffin <email@example.com>
Allyson Hallman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hulya Kilic <email@example.com>
Ana Kuzle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Margaret Morgan <email@example.com>
Jackie Ruff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Susan Sexton <email@example.com>
Kyle Schultz <kschultz@UGA.EDU>
Ken Montgomery <firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule: We will meet on Wednesday, 2:30 to 4:30, Room 112 Aderhold, beginning January 14.
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