Examining 10th grade students’ problem solving processes in geometry using eye tracking technology

Malcı, Emine
This study examines the problem-solving strategies of 10th-grade high school students and changes in their eye movements during problem-solving in geometry. Eight 10th-grade students participated in this study. Spatial Ability Test (SAT) was applied to evaluate participants' spatial abilities. Participants were asked to solve six geometry problems on the computer and think aloud while solving problems. During problem-solving, participants' eye movements were recorded by an eye tracker. After the problem-solving process was completed, an interview session was conducted by each participant. The findings showed that participants used different strategies categorized as holistic and analytic in different problems. Moreover, the subcategories of holistic and analytic strategies were specified. The findings demonstrated how the visual attention of participants was distributed across problems. This study integrating eye-tracking technology, think-aloud, and interview methods revealed detailed information about participants' problem-solving processes.


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Citation Formats
E. Malcı, “Examining 10th grade students’ problem solving processes in geometry using eye tracking technology,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2021.