# Students’ and Lecturers’ Perceptions of Students’ Difficulties in Geometry Courses

### Abstract

*Geometry is one of the compulsory courses that should be taken by students majoring in Mathematics. In the Foundations of Geometry (MAT123) course, proving is one of the most important mathematical problem-solving techniques. Students must comprehend several theorems, definitions and basic concepts of Geometry, as well as how to use the two-column proof method. It's crucial to understand the concept of proof in problem-solving because it'll be used throughout the MAT123 syllabus. However, it has been discovered that students have difficulty answering questions related to proving. In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic makes it more difficult for lecturers to teach how to solve each proving question to students via online distance learning. Hence, to speed up the process of understanding the proving technique, both lecturers' and students' perceptions are needed to discover the best teaching technique for the MAT123 courses.*

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