STUDENTS’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS GEOMETRY: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY
ResumoThis study made a case for their affective variables influencing students' attitudes towards geometry as they progress from grade 8 to 11. In the research, the attitude variables were classified as “enjoyment”, “usefulness” and “anxiety”. The research was carried out using quantitative methodology, in particular by using questionnaire, in four primary schools and three high schools in Central Anatolia Region of Turkey. Data analysis involved descriptive and inferential statistics. A significance level of 0.05 was set for all inferential tests. The results of this study were: a) students, in general, enjoy geometry, b) have positive attitudes towards the usefulness of geometry, c) have, in general, high level anxiety for geometry, and d) statistically, there exist significant correlations amongst attitude variables according to the grade levels.