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ERIC Number: EJ1048404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Determining the Numeracy and Algebra Errors of Students in a Two-Year Vocational School
Akyüz, Gözde
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v39 n3 p252-264 2015
The goal of this study was to determine the mathematics achievement level in basic numeracy and algebra concepts of students in a two-year program in a technical vocational school of higher education and determine the errors that they make in these topics. The researcher developed a diagnostic mathematics achievement test related to numeracy and basic algebra concepts by determining the common errors in numeracy and algebra through a review of the literature. The 20-question test was administered to 130 students who were continuing their education in industrial electronic and electronic communication programs of a technical vocational school of higher education in a middle sized university in the western part of Turkey. The mean students' achievement level of mathematics was 6.31, which was a quite low score, out of a possible 20 points. The results of the study point out that there is a lack of understanding of the concepts of numbers and algebra. Analysis of the errors that students exhibit provide a valuable insight in to the nature of mathematics learning that many vocational education students have carried with them into higher education from their earlier learning experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey