Seeing and the Ability to See: A Framework for Viewing Geometric Cube Problems
Kok Xiao-Feng Kenan 1 *
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1 St. Margaret’s Secondary School, SINGAPORE* Corresponding Author


Perceiving a 3-dimensional (3D) diagram on a 2-dimensional (2D) surface or plane can be a challenging endeavor for students at the elementary or primary grade levels. Adding to this challenge are the intricacies present in understanding the processes involved in geometric problems of such a nature. To ease the comprehension of these processes, this paper proposes a framework that traces the processes in viewing 3D diagrams represented on a 2D plane. This framework, abbreviated as SMS, espouses three main processes; (1) Seeing the 2D plane, (2) Making sense of the 3D diagram on the 2D plane, and (3) Seeing the 3D diagram. Implications for teaching and learning are also offered.


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Article Type: Research Article

INT ELECT J MATH ED, 2018, Volume 13, Issue 2, 57-60

Publication date: 10 Jun 2018

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