Anderson, Rodney E.||Beach, James W.
M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)
Department of Mathematics
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. ...
Chadbourn, Russell A., "The development of locus in plane geometry" (1957). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 5434.
Northern Illinois University
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