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Good teaching

Good teaching

Good teaching of geometry enables students to visualise spatial relationships, recognise connections, make conclusions and communicate results.

To develop a sound understanding of geometry students need opportunities to explore shapes in both physical and virtual environments. These experiences should be carefully sequenced to aid the development of a deep conceptual understanding of relationships rather than memorisation of lists of rules. You can read more in the article Issues in the Teaching and Learning of Geometry (218 KB PDF).

Effective assessment strategies at this stage will highlight any misunderstandings your students may have and provide you with directions for further learning.

To support the development of geometric ideas, some key understandings have been grouped together into five areas:

  • plane shapes
  • congruence and similarity
  • visualisation
  • geometric proof
  • circle geometry.

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Name Class Section
Document Exploring quadrilaterals Folder 17
Document Exploring congruence Folder 17
Document Looking beyond the lines Folder 17
Document Writing a proof Folder 17
Document Exploring circles Folder 17