An investigation into the strategies used to teach geometric constructions in secondary schools : a case of a secondary school in Lusaka district.

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Chavula, Jane.
Nkhata, Bentry.
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The University of Zambia Press
This paper endeavors to investigate the strategies used by secondary school teachers in the teaching of Geometric Constructions. A qualitative method was used to obtain data and richer information about the topic. The study involved three grade twelve teachers of mathematics at a selected secondary school in Lusaka district. Lesson observations were done four times with each teacher, interviews and focused group discussions were also conducted. The study revealed that teachers used learner-centered approaches of teaching which included demonstration, discussion, problem solving, question and answer, inquiry and teacher exposition methods. However, their performance in class was affected due to lack of resources. The study also identified other strategies which could improve learner performance through learner participation. Based on the findings it was recommended that Continuous Professional Development (CPD) on Geometric Construction for teachers should be conducted in order to enhance the in-depth knowledge on the topic to enable the teachers to teach with confidence. Furthermore, the school needs to acquire teaching aids/resources in Geometric Construction to enhance effective teaching because the topic cannot be taught without the required instruments
Geometry--Study and teaching--Zambia. , Geometric Construction.
Zambia Journal of Teacher Professional Growth (ZJTPG) Volume 5 Number 1 December, 2019, pp 1-19