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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii

About this book

Introduction

This book discusses the learning and teaching of geometry, with a special focus on kindergarten and primary education. It examines important new trends and developments in research and practice, and emphasizes theoretical, empirical and developmental issues. Further, it discusses various topics, including curriculum studies and implementation, spatial abilities and geometric reasoning, as well as the psychological roots of geometrical thinking and teacher preparation in geometry education. It considers these issues from historical, epistemological, cognitive semiotic and educational points of view in the context of students' difficulties and the design of teaching and curricula.

Keywords

Teaching Geometry Learning Geometry Geometry Education Geometric Reasoning Spatial Abilities Geometrical Thinking

Authors and affiliations

  • Ewa Swoboda
    • 1
  • Paola Vighi
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept of Mathematics and Natural ScienceUniversity of Rzeszów Dept of Mathematics and Natural ScienceRzeszówPoland
  2. 2.Mathematics and Computer Science DeptUniversity of ParmaParmaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44272-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-44271-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44272-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-5947
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-5955
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