Designing Learning Environments for Developing Understanding of Geometry and Space

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mathematical ideas like conjecture, proof, and refutation. The lesson seems clear: Space and geometry are best introduced early in schooling and thereafter maintained as a central part of learning and understanding mathematics. But whatever the point of departure, space and number can be mutually constituted only by children who are afforded opportunity to reason about them jointly.


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