Geometry education, including the use of new technologies: A survey of recent research

Nathalie Sinclair, Maria Bartolini-Bussi, Michael de Villiers, Keith Jones, Ulrich Kortenkamp, Allen Leung, Kay Owens

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This is a summary report of the ICME-13 survey on the theme of recent research in geometry education. Based on an analysis of the research literature published since 2008, the survey focuses on seven major research threads. These are the use of theories in geometry education research, the nature of visuospatial reasoning, the role of diagrams and gestures, the role of digital technologies, the teaching and learning of definitions, the teaching and learning of the proving process, and moves beyond traditional Euclidean approaches. Within each theme, there is commentary on promising future directions for research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th international congress on mathematics education
Subtitle of host publicationICME-13
EditorsGabriele Kaiser
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319625973
ISBN (Print)9783319625966, 9783319737560
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event13th International Congress on Mathematical Education: ICME-13 - University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 24 Jul 201631 Jul 2016 (Conference program) (Conference website)

Publication series

NameICME-13 Monographs
ISSN (Print)2520-8322
ISSN (Electronic)2520-8330


Conference13th International Congress on Mathematical Education
OtherThe Society of Didactics of Mathematics (Gesellschaft für Didaktik der
Mathematik – GDM) has the pleasure of hosting ICME-13 in 2016 in Germany.
The Society of Didactics of Mathematics represents the German speaking
community of didactics of mathematics, bringing together mathematics education
groups from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Supported by the German
Mathematical Society, the German Educational Research Association and the German Association for the Advancement of Mathematics and Science Education we are eager to welcome ICME-13 participants to Germany. The congress is hosted by the University of Hamburg supporting ICME-13 strongly since the very beginning.
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