Geometric Thinking; February 7th

What did you learn?

It’s amazing to me how much of this stuff I still remember from high school.  I don’t think I’ve constructed a perpendicular bisector with a compass since about 1990, but I did it so many times back then (and liked geometry so much) that it stuck with me.

Have I mentioned that I love geometry?  Also, constructions make good art.

What questions do you still have?

I feel like too many of my students don’t like math.  It seems like an abnormally large number of people, given that math is so ubiquitous.  I want to know how I can find a way to help my students learn to like math more than they do.

How can it apply to classroom practice?

Maybe I need to start by asking them some questions about their feelings and history with math.

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