Students' views about activities developed on the history of Pythagoras' theorem

Seyitoglu E., Akkaya K., Yildiz C., Arslan S., Costu S.

3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), İstanbul, Turkey, 3 - 07 February 2011, vol.15, pp.882-886 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 15
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.03.204
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.882-886


In this study, students' views were taken about history of Pythagoras theorem that contains improved activity which in the history people was thrilled at and there are a lot of their proofs. The study was conducted with 15 students 8th grade at a public elementary school in Trabzon during the spring term of 2009-2010 school year. Case study method was used in this study. Data were taken from observation notes which were written by researchers and semi-structured interviews that were conducted with students. At the end of the study, most students said that they took pleasure in practice and wanted such kind of the lessons. (c) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Open access under CC BY-NC-ND license.