Yevdokimov, Oleksiy (2006) About a constructivist approach for stimulating students' thinking to produce conjectures and their proving in active learning of geometry. In: 4th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, 17-21 Feb 2005, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain.
The paper describes processes that might lead secondary school students to produce conjectures in a plane geometry. It highlights relationship between conjecturing and proving. The author attempts to construct a teaching-learning environment proposing activities of observation and exploration of key concepts in geometry favouring the production of conjectures and providing motivation for the successive phase of validation, through refutations and proofs. Supporting didactic materials are built up in a way to introduce production of conjectures as a meaningful activity to students.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Author retains copyright.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||conjecture, proof, constructivist approach, geometry|
|Subjects:||330000 Education > 330300 Professional Development of Teachers
330000 Education > 330200 Curriculum Studies > 330202 Curriculum Studies - Mathematics Education
|Depositing User:||Dr Oleksiy Yevdokimov|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2007 01:23|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:51|
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