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South African Journal of Education

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Abstract

GUNHAN, Berna Canturk. A case study on the investigation of reasoning skills in geometry. S. Afr. j. educ. [online]. 2014, vol.34, n.2, pp. 01-19. ISSN 2076-3433.

The aim of this study is to evaluate the reasoning skills in geometry-related subjects of six 8th Grade students. The study data were obtained at the end of the 2011-2012 spring period in a public elementary school. The study uses a case study with qualitative research techniques to investigate how students use reasoning skills. In this study, six geometry problems were used to collect the study data. The students were asked to think aloud when solving the problems so as to be better able to explain their thoughts. From the data obtained, it was identified that the processes involved when demonstrating reasoning skills showed a number of differences.

Keywords : geometry; reasoning; reasoning skills; teaching geometry.

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