Students’ Levels of Recognition of Parallelogram and of Establishment of Connections

Abdullah Çağrı Biber, Abdulkadir Tuna, İrfan Dağdelen, İbrahim Kepceoğlu


In this research, it is aimed to explore how students are able to define parallelogram and to establish relations with
other quadrilaterals at each class level comparatively. Case study is chosen as the methodology of this study and the
participants of the study are 120 middle school students from a state middle school in Turkey. Two open-ended
questions are used to gather data and the descriptive analysis is used. The results of the study show that the students
determine parallelogram based on its typical image. Furthermore, students have not fully grasp the hierarchical
relation between these special quadrilaterals in their minds.

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Journal of Curriculum and Teaching

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