Is Geometry the Unsung Hero of Mathematics Instruction?


“Geometry will draw the soul toward truth and create the spirit of philosophy.”—Plato. There is a widening gap between the effective teaching of geometry in elementary schools and the geometry skills students need in high school. Often, geometry tasks at the younger grades are limited to identifying shapes or labeling properties; in high school, students…
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Geometiles at the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

Last week the first ever Julia Robinson Mathematics Festiva l was held in San Diego. What a great event celebrating the joy of math in a non-competitive atmosphere. About 70 students, mostly from grades 6-8, were in attendance. My favorite part was watching kids be comfortable enough to admit what they don’t remember, and figure…
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