Conceptual and procedural angle knowledge: do gender and grade level make a difference?

  • Utkun Aydın MEF University

Abstract

The study examined differences in students’ conceptual and procedural knowledge of angles among two grades and gender. Participants were 382 sixth and 376 seventh graders from a metropolitan city in [Country]. [Nation] students’ conceptual and procedural knowledge of angles declined from sixth to seventh grade. Gender differences were found for procedural knowledge, but not for conceptual knowledge. Since conceptual and procedural knowledge of angles may have significant influences on the essential subsequent topics in geometry, we need to seriously consider the implications of these gender- and grade-related differences and pay attention particularly to males in Grade 7. The patterns of [Nation] students’ conceptual and procedural angle knowledge were discussed, and educational implications were offered.

Author Biography

Utkun Aydın, MEF University
Department of Mathematics Education

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2018-08-27