The Gender differences
in Learning of Geometric Transformation
Ho Kyoung Ko
The purpose of this study was to identify the differences between
female students and male students as studentsĄŻ attitude and
understanding of mathematics using Tessellation. The following
research questions were proposed for this study: (1) Differences in
attitude, (2) Differences in mathematical understanding, and (3)
Differences in creativity. Pre and post questionnaires and the
achievement test for transformation on the Van Hiele levels were
carried out to compare the differences of the 9th graders.
Interviewing with students was also used during this study to get
in-depth analysis of their attributes of mathematical learning. As
7th mathematics curriculum highlights the beauty of mathematics, we
need to provide both genders of students with an opportunity to
experience this feature of mathematics.