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ERIC Number: ED510704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
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Do Students Really Understand Topology in the Lesson? A Case Study
Narli, Serkan
Online Submission, International Journal of Behavioral, Cognitive, Educational and Psychological Sciences v2 n3 p121-124 2010
This study aims to specify to what extent students understand topology during the lesson and to determine possible misconceptions. 14 teacher trainees registered at Secondary School Mathematics education department were observed in the topology lessons throughout a semester and data collected at the first topology lesson is presented here. Students' knowledge was evaluated using a written test right before and after the topology lesson. Thus, what the students learnt in terms of the definition and examples of topologic space were specified as well as possible misconceptions. The findings indicated that students did not fully comprehend the topic and misunderstandings were due to insufficient pre-requisite knowledge of abstract mathematical topics and mathematical notation.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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