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School Geometry: Focus On Knowledge Organisation, Mohan Chinnappan, Michaell Lawson Jan 1994

School Geometry: Focus On Knowledge Organisation, Mohan Chinnappan, Michaell Lawson

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Given that geometry is an area of mathematics that has a firm and obvious basis in the real environment, senior secondary students have surprising difficulties in geometric problem-solving. One distinct difficulty appears to be in activating the particular concepts among those previously acquired that are applicable to the problem at hand. A model is presented for analysis of student understanding, based on five levels of geometric knowledge.