Using Technology to Enhance Geometric Conceptual Understanding
Selcuk Ozdemir, University of Nevada, Reno, United States ; Recai Akkus, Iowa State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Geometric shapes around us are the initial conceptions for mathematical thinking. Using technology in geometry helps student develop geometrical thinking. Many studies have described students' geometric understanding using the van Hiele levels of geometric thinking, which help the teacher to understand his/her students' development of geometric concepts. The purpose of this case study was to explore a sixth grade student's geometric thinking based upon the van Hiele levels of geometric thought, in relation to his attitudes toward mathematics and to discuss whether or not using technology helps the student's geometric thinking.
Ozdemir, S. & Akkus, R. (2005). Using Technology to Enhance Geometric Conceptual Understanding. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3502-3506). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).