Geometry as a Key Component in the Education of a Skillful Designer

By Margo Kondratieva.

Published by The Design Collection

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Geometry has often been used, and its advance as a science stimulated, by architectural and artistic design. In this paper I discuss examples of enriching geometrical activities that could play a valuable role in the development of flexibility and precision of visual thinking, which is essential for education of a skillful designer.

Keywords: Mathematical Education, Visual Thinking, Spacial Imagination, Modelling and Graphic Representation

Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp.337-350. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.311MB).

Dr. Margo Kondratieva

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education and Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Memorial University, St. Johns, Canada

Margo Kondratieva received a PhD degree in mathematics in 1994. Margo Kondratieva has about 15 years of teaching experience in undergraduate mathematics. Her current research interests are in the area of mathematics education, formation of mathematical thinking and learning, and design of educational experiences enriching students understanding of the subject. Margo Kondratieva has about 20 publications in peer reviewed journals in the area of mathematics and education. Margo Kondratieva has attended about 50 international conferences, including International Congress of Mathematicians in 1994 and in 2002, European Congress of Mathematics in 1996 and in 2004, as well as several studies conducted by the International Committee for Mathematical Instructions.

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