By Eli Maor, Eugen Jost
If you've ever idea that arithmetic and paintings don't combine, this wonderful visible historical past of geometry will switch your brain. As a lot a piece of paintings as a e-book approximately arithmetic, Beautiful Geometry provides greater than sixty beautiful colour plates illustrating a variety of geometric styles and theorems, observed by means of short bills of the attention-grabbing heritage and other people in the back of each one. With art by way of Swiss artist Eugen Jost and textual content via acclaimed math historian Eli Maor, this detailed party of geometry covers various topics, from straightedge-and-compass buildings to exciting configurations regarding infinity. the result's a pleasant and informative illustrated travel throughout the 2,500-year-old background of 1 of an important and lovely branches of arithmetic.
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In the case of patterns, this development takes place even later – in sub-stage III B that begins from the age of 9. This is why in the study to follow we will focus on school children aged at least 9 years. 2. The representation of geometric objects: the status of drawings In his studies on spatial representation in children, Piaget [PIA 48] based his work upon the findings of Luquet [LUQ 27] on children’s drawings. We may note that in the different drawings explained previously, the children were asked to draw these shapes freehand and without the use of a ruler in order to avoid added motor difficulties for the younger participants.
The representation of geometric objects: the status of drawings In his studies on spatial representation in children, Piaget [PIA 48] based his work upon the findings of Luquet [LUQ 27] on children’s drawings. We may note that in the different drawings explained previously, the children were asked to draw these shapes freehand and without the use of a ruler in order to avoid added motor difficulties for the younger participants. In mathematics, we often hear of figures, drawings, representations and geometrical objects.
Bellemain [BEL 89] also suggests possibilities for these programs in terms of investigations using multiple possible tries and conjectures in situations of exploration or experimentation. Finally, we note that even if studies on planar geometry programs have been carried out in primary or secondary schools, on the whole, studies on 3D geometry 40 Interactions on Digital Tablets in the Context of 3D Geometry Learning programs were carried out on high school students, leading us to question once more the possibility of these programs benefiting primary- or middle-school students.
Beautiful Geometry by Eli Maor, Eugen Jost