Students require a rich variety of hands-on geometric experiences before they progress to more formal traditional geometric instruction. This fact has often been ignored in the mathematics preparation of today’s teachers. At the University of Virginia a new general education geometry course, The Shape of Space, is being developed that focuses on obtaining deep understandings of elementary geometry through physical and visual activities.
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Pitt, L. D.
"Informal Geometry in the Preparation of Teachers: A New Mathematics Course at the University of Virginia,"
Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations: Vol. 2
, Article 22.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jmsce_vamsc/vol2/iss2/22