The Effectiveness of an Enrichment Program Using Dynamic Geometry Software in Developing Mathematically Gifted Students' Geometric Creativity

TitelThe Effectiveness of an Enrichment Program Using Dynamic Geometry Software in Developing Mathematically Gifted Students' Geometric Creativity
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsEl-Demerdash M, Kortenkamp U
EditorBardini C, Fortin C, Oldknow A, Vagost D
Conference NameProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching
PublisherICTMT-9
Conference LocationMetz
Schlüsselwörterrefereed
Abstract

The research work presented in this paper was guided by three goals: First, to identify the principles of preparing an enrichment program in Euclidean geometry using Dynamic Geometry Software to develop the mathematically gifted students' geometric creativity in high schools, second, to develop an enrichment program based on the identified principles, and third, to investigate its effectiveness by testing it with high school students. The enrichment program was administered to 7 mathematically gifted students in 12 weekly 90-minute sessions. Results of a pre-post measurements revealed the effectiveness of the program in developing the subjects' geometric creativity as a whole ability and its four sub-components (fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration).

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