Middle school students' employments of gestural signs: A case study

Okumus S., Hollebrands K.

10th Congress of the European-Society-for-Research-in-Mathematics-Education (CERME), Dublin, İrlanda, 1 - 05 Şubat 2017, ss.3960-3967 identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
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  • Basıldığı Şehir: Dublin
  • Basıldığı Ülke: İrlanda
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3960-3967


In this research study, we investigated how middle school students created 3-dimensional objects from 2-dimensional figures using an extrusion method. In a summer enrichment program, students used manipulatives and a dynamic geometry program (Cabri 3D). We identified students' strategies for forming 3-dimensional objects with a focus on their gestural signs. The results demonstrated that they most often employed dynamic-pointwise and dynamic-objectwise gestures to demonstrate the lateral faces or edges of 3-dimensional objects. Also, students linked their gestural signs and the Segment tool of Cabri 3D to indicate their reasoning.