Students’ non-development in high school geometry

Szabó, Csaba and Bereczky-Zámbó, Csilla and Muzsnay, Anna and Szeibert, Janka (2020) Students’ non-development in high school geometry. Annales Mathematicae et Informaticae, 52. pp. 309-319. ISSN 1787-6117

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Earlier findings suggest that there is a gap between the knowledge of students entering the university and the expectations and prerequisites of the universities’ curriculum. In this paper we investigate this gap in the Hungarian mathematics education. In particular we concentrate on the geometrical knowledge of the Hungarian high school students. For measuring their levels of geometrical understanding we used the Usiskin test for the framework of the Van Hieles. The test was filled in by 342 students from five different high schools. The results show that there is no improvement during the high school years, the average score of the Usiskin test is between 2.03 and 2.17 on all grades.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: van Hiele levels, math education, high shool, understanding geometry, development
Subjects: L Education / oktatás > LB Theory and practice of education / oktatás elmélete és gyakorlata > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools / középfokú oktatás
Q Science / természettudomány > QA Mathematics / matematika > QA73 Geometry / geometria
Depositing User: Tibor Gál
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2020 18:25
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2023 07:05

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