History of the Geometry Curriculum in the United States

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Author Biography

Nathalie Sinclair is currently an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University in Canada.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The "Big Bang" of Geometry: Euclid's Elementsp. 5
The Implicit Aims of Euclid's Geometry: Why?p. 7
The Scope and Sequence of Euclid's Geometry: What?p. 8
The Methods and Instruments of Euclid's Geometry: How?p. 9
Steps in the History of the Geometry Curriculump. 13
The Geometry Curriculum in the United States in the Early Nineteenth Centuryp. 14
1844: Geometry Lands on the List of University Entrance Requirementsp. 18
1850s: Early Pedagogical Influences on the Geometry Curriculump. 19
1860s: A Mathematical Challenge to the Dominance of Euclidean Geometryp. 23
1892: First Attempts to Standardize the School Geometry Curriculump. 26
1902: Perry and Moore and Theories of Learningp. 33
1920s and 1930s: Committees and Their Reports Reduxp. 37
1935: The Bourbaki Group and its impact on Geometryp. 46
1944: Post-War Developmentsp. 53
1955: Beginning of the "Era of Reform"p. 56
The 1960s: Time for Transformationsp. 63
1975: The NACOME Report Redefines "Basic Skills"p. 68
The 1980s: The De-Degradation of "Geometric Consciousness"p. 72
1989 NCTM: Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematicsp. 78
1991: Dynamic Geometry Softwarep. 82
2000: New and Improved Principle sand Standardsp. 86
Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?p. 91
Referencesp. 95
About the Authorp. 105
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