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ERIC Number: EJ841566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9017
In-Service Middle and High School Mathematics Teachers: Geometric Reasoning Stages and Gender
Halat, Erdogan
Mathematics Educator, v18 n1 p8-14 2008
The purpose of this current study was to investigate the reasoning stages of in-service middle and high school mathematics teachers in geometry. There was a total of 148 in-service middle and high school mathematics teachers involved in the study. Participants' geometric reasoning stages were determined through a multiple-choice geometry test. The independent samples t-test with alpha = 0.05 was used in the analysis of the quantitative data. The study demonstrated that the in-service middle and high school mathematics teachers showed all the van Hiele levels, visualization, analysis, ordering, deduction, and rigor, and that there was no difference in terms of mean reasoning stage between in-service middle and high school mathematics teachers. Moreover, there was no gender difference found regarding the geometric thinking levels. (Contains 4 figures and 3 tables.)
Mathematics Education Student Association, University of Georgia. 105 Aderhold Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-4194; Fax: 706-542-4551; e-mail: mesaprez@gmail.com; Web site: http://math.coe.uga.edu/Mesa/MESA.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States