Students' perceptions towards the Van Hiele's phases of learning geometry using Geometer's Sketchpad software

Abdul Halim Abdullah, Effandi Zakaria

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Students should be given the opportunity to experience effective and interesting learning process. In this age of modern technology, many learning aid tools can be used to facilitate the learning process. For the topics of geometry, the provided activities are arranged properly according to Van Hiele's phases of learning geometry namely information, guided orientation, explicitation, free orientation and integration. Hence, the objective of this paperwork is to identify the students' opinion towards the activities developed according to Van Hiele's phases of learning geometry using Geometer's Sketchpad (GSP) software. The activities were developed and certified by a few experts. The topic included was Form Two's Transformations. A 2-day workshop was conducted in a secondary school in Negeri Sembilan to put the developed activities in action. Two teachers conducted the workshop that was attended by 30 Form 2 students. Questionnaires were given to the students to obtain their opinion regarding the activities based on Van Hiele's phases of learning geometry using GSP. The results of the study showed that most of the students agreed that the prepared activities gave them positive effects such as facilitating their geometry lessons and boosting their confidence to learn geometry. Besides that, the GSP software was easy to use and helped them in their learning process. Hence, the use of Van Hiele's phases of learning geometry integrated with GSP software is very encouraged as an alternative strategy in learning geometry to increase the students' understanding and their level of geometric thinking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)787-792
Number of pages6
JournalAustralian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
Volume5
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

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Students' perceptions towards the Van Hiele's phases of learning geometry using Geometer's Sketchpad software. / Abdullah, Abdul Halim; Zakaria, Effandi.

In: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 7, 07.2011, p. 787-792.

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