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Geometry Session 10: Classroom Case Studies - Grades 3-5

In the previous sessions, we explored geometry as a problem-solving process. You put yourself in the position of a mathematics learner, both to analyze your individual approach to solving problems and to get some insights into your own conception of geometric reasoning. It may have been difficult to separate your thinking as a mathematics learner from your thinking as a mathematics teacher. Not surprisingly, this is often the case! In this session, however, we will shift the focus to your own classroom and to the approaches your students might take to mathematical tasks involving geometry.

As in other sessions, you will be prompted to view short video segments throughout the session; you may also choose to watch the full-length video for this session. Note 1

In This Session:

Part A:

Geometry and Reasoning

Part B:

Developing Geometric Reasoning

Part C:

Problems That Illustrate Geometric Reasoning



Learning Objectives

In this session, you will do the following:


Explore the development of geometric reasoning at your grade level, including the van Hiele model of geometric learning


Review mathematical tasks and their connection to the mathematical themes in the course


Examine children's understanding of geometric concepts

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Throughout the session you will be prompted to view short video segments. In addition to these excerpts, you may choose to watch the full-length video of this session.


Previously Introduced:

New in This Session:


Platonic solid
triangle inequality

van Hiele levels

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