n Learning and Teaching Mathematics - Locus - that mythical creature from Ancient Rome

Volume 2006, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1990-6811


Teaching locus at the secondary school level can be both rewarding and at the same time frustrating. I find it rewarding to teach because for me loci represent a dynamic form of mathematics in that they pull together the more abstract algebra and the more visual graphs. However, very often at the upper secondary school level it appears that students are just not able to appreciate how the relationships between two variables that satisfy given conditions, produce such interesting results, despite the fact that these results can be represented graphically.

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