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American Journal of Educational Research. 2014, 2(6), 372-377
DOI: 10.12691/education-2-6-7
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Polygons Teaching Through Creative Drama in Mathematics Teaching

Esen ERSOY1,

1Ondokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Education, Samsun, Turkey

Pub. Date: June 04, 2014

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Esen ERSOY. Polygons Teaching Through Creative Drama in Mathematics Teaching. American Journal of Educational Research. 2014; 2(6):372-377. doi: 10.12691/education-2-6-7

Abstract

Creative drama, one of the contemporary teaching methods, allows student to explore. Geometry teaching through creative drama, a teaching method, is the main focus of this study. In the study, creative drama practices were carried out aiming at two acquisitions pertaining to geometry learning area polygon learning area in 7th grade mathematics subject. In the study, the purpose is to put forward the applicability of creative drama in mathematics teaching. The study is a private case work and, workshop plan and an assessment form composed of 3 open-ended questions, which were developed by the researcher, were used as data collection tools. Descriptive analysis method was used in the analysis of the data. The practices were carried out with 40 students attending Samsun Gazi Primary School in the second term of 2012-2013 academic year. Within the scope of the practices, 20 students treated the subject via creative drama practices, while the other 20 students treated the subject via conventional method. In consequence of the application, it became apparent that the students in the creative drama group could better understand the processes of forming polygon, deriving polygon, forming a polygon similar to a polygon than the conventional group. As a result, it was concluded that it is positive for the acquisitions pertaining to polygon sub learning area to be provided via creative drama.

Keywords:
creative drama geometry teaching mathematics education mathematics teaching

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