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Les difficultés de compréhension du sens géométrique des mots polysémiques : l'exemple du mot "sommet"

Abstract : Geometric vocabulary has several specificities. One of these specificities is that many words used in geometry are polysemous. This can be a problem for pupils, to understand the word that refers to a given geometric concept. Indeed, some pupils are influenced by the common meaning of the word and then do not associate the right concept to this word. Thus, words' polysemy can pose difficulty to the right conception of the words' geometric meaning. With the help of a teacher, I carried out an experimentation, based on the french geometric term "sommet", in order to try to make the pupils go back on their conceptions (in english, the geometric term "sommet" is said "vertex" ; this word does not have any common meaning in english, whereas in french, the word "sommet" is also used to speak about the summit of something).
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Émilie Perray. Les difficultés de compréhension du sens géométrique des mots polysémiques : l'exemple du mot "sommet". Education. 2012. ⟨dumas-00760587⟩

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