Publication Date

1957

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Anderson, Rodney E.||Beach, James W.

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Department

Department of Mathematics

LCSH

Geometry, Plane

Abstract

The purpose of this study is two-fold. The first purpose is to examine the change in the treatment of the topic of locus in certain geometry textbooks during the last century. The second purpose is to study the suggestions, past and present, made by writers in the field of secondary mathematics concerning improvement of the teaching of locus. This is done in order to see to what extent these suggestions are being carried out in some of our commonly used geometry textbooks. The choice of textbooks was made in the following way. The older books wore chosen mainly on the basis of their availability, while the more modern textbooks were chosen by a consideration of their widespread use and their familiarity to the writer. The need for investigation into the present day teaching methods in the topic of locus will no doubt be evident to any experienced geometry teacher. ...

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

48 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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