Learners challenges in the learning of O-Level Geometrical transformation concepts
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The purpose of the study is to analyse learner challenges in the learning of geometrical transformation concepts. The objectives of the study were (i) to identify challenges faced by learners in transformation (ii) to identify students’ conceptions of the nations of shear and stretch on transformation and to determine effective teaching methods that can be employed I the teaching of transformation. The statement of the problem; academics have gone along way in researches to identify the challenge of lack of understanding shear and stretch. Data collection methods included interviews and students tests, thus a mixed approach method was used to collect data. In depth explanations and quotations were also used to analyse data qualitatively. From the research work number of findings were discovered which included, the fact that most teachers had the view that learners confuses matrices of transformation and think that shear and stretch are the same because both of them use invariant line and matrices of transformation. This implies that there is need for practitioners to find effective methods and aids that assist in clearing learners misconceptions such as ICT tools and interactive learning methods. There is also need of team teaching and staff development sessions.