NOTE FOR EDITOR: The Role of the Geometric Models in the Explanation Of Determinant and the Properties of a Determinant


Every branch of science has its own special methods teaching within the perspective of its purposes. A teaching method which is appropriate for the structure of mathematics should be according with these stated purposes below (Van de Wella, 1989 ); The students; Ø Conceptual knowledge of mathematics Ø Procedural knowledge of mathematics Ø Connections between conceptual and procedural knowledge These three purposes are called as connectional knowledge. Conceptual knowledge can be defined as knowledge of mathematical structures (concepts and its elements) and giving them with symbols; and benefiting from its utilities; the knowledge of procedural techniques of mathematics and giving them with symbols; formatting the connections and relations among methods, symbols and concepts.