I’m Discovering Conics and Designing Buildings with ConicsJournal: Journal for Education of Gifted Young Scientists (JEGYS) (Vol.1, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2013-12-01
Authors : Serkan KULOGLU;
Page : 40-52
Keywords : Mathematical giftedness; creativity; architecture; conics;
There are three stages in this activity. At the first stage, it is provided that gifted students learn the subject of conic through discovery learning method. By this way, the formation of misconceptions that students frequently encounter in mathematics has been prevented. At the second stage, gifted students have been asked to draw the conical objects which they encounter in their daily life. Thus, it has contributed to the development of gifted students’ creativity. At the third stage, gifted students have been asked to design a buildings consisting of conics. Moreover, gifted students have been informed that the buildings which they have been asked to design, would be evaluated according to the criteria which set before. And then, the building design model has been done by gifted students.
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