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postgraduate thesis: Enhancing students' ability and interest in geometry learning through geometric constructions

TitleEnhancing students' ability and interest in geometry learning through geometric constructions
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Leung, H. [梁海翔]. (2011). Enhancing students' ability and interest in geometry learning through geometric constructions. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4836774
AbstractStudents nowadays are relatively confident in directly applying geometrical theorems and theories. Nevertheless, it has been a common phenomenon that students are not confident in constructing geometric proofs. They lack the confidence and sufficient experience and knowledge in conducting deductive geometrical proofs. To some students, they treat proofs simply as another type of examination questions which they can tackle by repeated drillings. Students make use of straightedges and compasses to construct different geometry figures in geometric constructions. Through geometric constructions, we can train our prediction and logical thinking skills when investigating the properties of geometric figures. Geometric constructions provide students with hands-on experience to geometry learning which requires students to have more in-depth thinking. This is an empirical study on the implementation of geometric construction workshops among junior secondary students in Hong Kong. Results have shown that students enjoyed the construction tasks during the workshops. Analysis has implied that geometric constructions help improve students’ ability in constructing geometric proofs and to raise their interests in geometry learning.
DegreeMaster of Education
SubjectGeometry - Study and teaching (Secondary) - China - Hong Kong.
Dept/ProgramEducation

 

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dc.contributor.authorLeung, Hoi-cheung.-
dc.contributor.author梁海翔.-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationLeung, H. [梁海翔]. (2011). Enhancing students' ability and interest in geometry learning through geometric constructions. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4836774-
dc.description.abstractStudents nowadays are relatively confident in directly applying geometrical theorems and theories. Nevertheless, it has been a common phenomenon that students are not confident in constructing geometric proofs. They lack the confidence and sufficient experience and knowledge in conducting deductive geometrical proofs. To some students, they treat proofs simply as another type of examination questions which they can tackle by repeated drillings. Students make use of straightedges and compasses to construct different geometry figures in geometric constructions. Through geometric constructions, we can train our prediction and logical thinking skills when investigating the properties of geometric figures. Geometric constructions provide students with hands-on experience to geometry learning which requires students to have more in-depth thinking. This is an empirical study on the implementation of geometric construction workshops among junior secondary students in Hong Kong. Results have shown that students enjoyed the construction tasks during the workshops. Analysis has implied that geometric constructions help improve students’ ability in constructing geometric proofs and to raise their interests in geometry learning.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B48367746-
dc.subject.lcshGeometry - Study and teaching (Secondary) - China - Hong Kong.-
dc.titleEnhancing students' ability and interest in geometry learning through geometric constructions-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb4836774-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Education-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineEducation-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b4836774-
dc.date.hkucongregation2011-

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