The Effectiveness of Integrating Geometer's Sketchpad Software in Phase-Based Geometric Learning

Abdul Halim Abdullah, Norasykin Mohd Zaid, Mohd Salleh Abu, Mohd Hilmi Hamzah, Effandi Zakaria, Umar Haiyat Abdul Kohar

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to study the effect of learning activities based on the van Hiele's phases of learning geometry in the environment of GSP software on students' geometric thinking. A quasi-experimental design was employed in which participants were assigned to either the treatment or the control groups. Ten students, five from each group, were randomly chosen for interviews in order to identify the early levels of their geometric thinking. The items used in these interviews were the items contained in the van Hiele's Geometry Test (vHGT). Students in both groups were found to have achieved a good van Hiele first level of thinking in the preinterview. In the post-interview, students were asked for their views whether a square was a parallelogram, and whether a square was a rhombus. However, for both of these items, almost all the students in the control group provided inaccurate answers. Meanwhile, three students in the treatment group agreed and provided clear justifications for those items. This finding indicates that activities in geometry topics based on the van Hiele's phases of learning geometry and aided with GSP software can be applied to the students in order to enhance their geometric thinking levels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018
EditorsMark J.W. Lee, Sasha Nikolic, Gary K.W. Wong, Jun Shen, Montserrat Ros, Leon C. U. Lei, Neelakantam Venkatarayalu
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages335-341
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781538665220
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jan 2019
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018 - Wollongong, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20187 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018
CountryAustralia
CityWollongong
Period4/12/187/12/18

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Keywords

  • Geometer's Sketchpad (GSP)
  • geometric thinking
  • van Hiele's model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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Abdullah, A. H., Zaid, N. M., Abu, M. S., Hamzah, M. H., Zakaria, E., & Kohar, U. H. A. (2019). The Effectiveness of Integrating Geometer's Sketchpad Software in Phase-Based Geometric Learning. In M. J. W. Lee, S. Nikolic, G. K. W. Wong, J. Shen, M. Ros, L. C. U. Lei, & N. Venkatarayalu (Eds.), Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018 (pp. 335-341). [8615366] (Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/TALE.2018.8615366

The Effectiveness of Integrating Geometer's Sketchpad Software in Phase-Based Geometric Learning. / Abdullah, Abdul Halim; Zaid, Norasykin Mohd; Abu, Mohd Salleh; Hamzah, Mohd Hilmi; Zakaria, Effandi; Kohar, Umar Haiyat Abdul.

Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018. ed. / Mark J.W. Lee; Sasha Nikolic; Gary K.W. Wong; Jun Shen; Montserrat Ros; Leon C. U. Lei; Neelakantam Venkatarayalu. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. p. 335-341 8615366 (Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abdullah, AH, Zaid, NM, Abu, MS, Hamzah, MH, Zakaria, E & Kohar, UHA 2019, The Effectiveness of Integrating Geometer's Sketchpad Software in Phase-Based Geometric Learning. in MJW Lee, S Nikolic, GKW Wong, J Shen, M Ros, LCU Lei & N Venkatarayalu (eds), Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018., 8615366, Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 335-341, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018, Wollongong, Australia, 4/12/18. https://doi.org/10.1109/TALE.2018.8615366
Abdullah AH, Zaid NM, Abu MS, Hamzah MH, Zakaria E, Kohar UHA. The Effectiveness of Integrating Geometer's Sketchpad Software in Phase-Based Geometric Learning. In Lee MJW, Nikolic S, Wong GKW, Shen J, Ros M, Lei LCU, Venkatarayalu N, editors, Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2019. p. 335-341. 8615366. (Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018). https://doi.org/10.1109/TALE.2018.8615366
Abdullah, Abdul Halim ; Zaid, Norasykin Mohd ; Abu, Mohd Salleh ; Hamzah, Mohd Hilmi ; Zakaria, Effandi ; Kohar, Umar Haiyat Abdul. / The Effectiveness of Integrating Geometer's Sketchpad Software in Phase-Based Geometric Learning. Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018. editor / Mark J.W. Lee ; Sasha Nikolic ; Gary K.W. Wong ; Jun Shen ; Montserrat Ros ; Leon C. U. Lei ; Neelakantam Venkatarayalu. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. pp. 335-341 (Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018).
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