Share Paper: Promoting Divergent Thinking in a Hybrid Geometry Course: An Examination of Teachers’ Multiple Solution Approaches While Problem Solving in Geometry

  1. Darryl Corey, Kennesaw State University, United States
  2. Nikita Patterson, Kennesaw State University, United States
Wednesday, March 9 10:45 AM-11:15 AM Evergreen

Abstract: The purpose of this ongoing study is to examine practicing middle and secondary teachers’ different strategies and method of solutions towards given geometry problems in a hybrid (online & face-to-face) geometry course. The course is designed to encourage divergent thinking during small group problem solving while reflecting on and discussing solution processes. The participants are 25 middle and secondary mathematics teachers who are enrolled in a required graduate level geometry course which is part of a teacher education Masters Degree program. Data collection methods include online discussion board entries, in-class discussions, written solutions to given problems, and the teacher reflections ...