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    However, there is some dispute about the van Hiele Model, some researchers argue that these levels are not discrete since students have shown to show signs of thinking in more than one level in a variety of tasks of different contexts (Lehrer, Jenkins & Osana, 1998; Gutiérrez, Jaime & Fortuny, 1991) and as such means that the students cannot advance if the levels are intertwined as opposed to being progressive. Nonetheless, van Hiele’s model suggests the following phases of teaching; Phase 1 – Information (students are provided with content by the teacher), Phase 2 – Guided Orientation (teacher aids students in actively exploring shapes), Phase 3 – Explicitation (the teacher guides student to recognise their geometric conceptualisations), Phase 4 – Free Orientation (students solve problems that enable them to establish and adapt the concepts and relations), and Phase 5 – Integration (the teachers have students reflect on their geometric knowledge) (Clements, 2003). However, Burger & Shaughnessy (1986) argue that improper and imprecise language can hinder students learning in geometry. This is supported by van Hiele-Geldof (1984) who stated that if teachers use mathematically terminology too soon without everyday references then students learn the terminology without the associated mathematical…

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    Geometric Habits Of Mind

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    Since the beginning of our time together as a class, we have held many late night discussions on what geometry instruction may look like at the elementary level. I have learned about the Geometric Habits of Mind that should be present in our classrooms as we engage our students in geometric thinking. I have also had demonstrated for me what it looks like for a teacher to help his/her students move forward to higher Van Hiele levels of thought. These two systems of thinking, along with the…

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    The Van Hiele Levels of Geometric Reasoning describes how students learn geometry. It was a theory worked on by Pierre Van Hiele and his wife, Dina Van Hiele-Geldof. They were Dutch researchers and teachers. They came up with this theory at the University of Utrecht in the year 1957. The Van Hiele’s did multiple research experiments and it took years for them to complete this thesis. Shortly after the thesis was complete, Dina passed away (Šafránková, 2012, p. 72). These levels have five…

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    Over lunch one day, Lee Blocker told Bill about some land outside of Elgin that he wanted to develop. Nancy Lou and Bill drove to Elgin with their three children and were greeted by a downtown with all the first story windows broken out and boarded up, and many of the second story windows were broken with pigeons roosting in them. She remembers what a dreary place it seemed and said to Blocker, “If we come to live here, I will have to do everything in my power to revitalize this downtown.” In…

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    I chose this question because my dad collects classic cars and I frequently see catalogs that come in the mail that are filled with parts for all sorts of car parts. I know my mom gets on my dad a lot about buying too many parts at a time because they can get very pricey. Why are the parts to pricey? I know that the parts themselves are fairly simple and much less complex than a part you would find for a new car. I assume that car parts are so pricey because the parts simply aren’t made anymore.…

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    As a person grows up, it is really helpful to have a paragon to look up to. Countless adults today accomplished huge success in their lives with the help of others. Those who have assisted the successors can be classified as mentors, models, ideal individuals, etc. These individuals labeled as “perfect examples” are major help in order to keep a consecutive attitude in not giving up for future success. These perfect examples are classified as role models for their past experiences, impacts, and…

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    Role models are people who make you remember to never give up or to always be kind to others. Everyone looks up to at least one person and tries to be just like them. For some people it's someone close to them like their parents or grandparents, and for other people it's a celebrity or athlete. In Snow In August by Pete Hamill, Michael has infact three very special people in his life that he looks up to. These are his role models. His role models are Rabbi Hirsch, his mom Kate, and Jackie…

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    Do people have a role model in their lives that they look up to? If so, what are some of their characteristics that they like? Why do people look up to their role models? MAny people have one person in their lives that they want to be just like. Although, many people kids or young people nowadays role models are celebrities, Heather Spruill is someone many people should want to be just like, for the reasons that she is outgoing, has an amazingly kind heart, and she has a upbeat and fun…

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    Role models are the people who shape us. They give us inspiration and lead us through tough times. Role models can be people who have overcame great pain or people who are always positive. No matter who your role model is someone you feel you relate to. To most people musicians inconsequential if not a bad inspiration. For me Paramore's hayley williams is a person that i really look up to. Hayley is one of the most positive celebrities that i know. She's not afraid to be herself no matter what…

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