Geometrical Approaches to Algebraicly Difficult Problems

Tepedeldiren Y. T., ÖZKAN E. M.

5th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Rome, Italy, 5 - 08 February 2013, vol.116, pp.177-179 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 116
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.189
  • City: Rome
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.177-179
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The Math education for every level is of great importance. When you are faced with a problem, your approach may not be clear in the beginning. Your problem solving style directs you and makes you do whatever you have learned till now. Sometimes you are not able to solve the given problem through your experiences. You should have some alternative ways to solve particular problems. Some problems may come with two different solutions namely algebraic and geometrical. Your past experiences and knowledge determines your solutions. In this study we develop geometrical approaches to algebraicly solvable problems. These problems are difficult to solve algebraicly. We try to make the learners use geometrical approaches and simplify the solutions. This is important for our education system. The students take the university entrance exams to enroll a university. Students compete with the time for these exams. This made us to develop much more simplified methods to some particular problems. The solutions will be disused briefly. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.