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ERIC Number: EJ1051860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan-23
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
An Analysis on the Pattern Generalizations of the Turkish Pre-Service Mathematics Teachers That Are Presented in a Different Structure and Presentation
Dundar, Sefa
Educational Research and Reviews, v10 n2 p210-224 Jan 2015
The pattern, which is a key concept in understanding the mathematical information and concepts, is the basis in comprehending mathematical relations and in understanding mathematical order and logic. The fact that students discover the relationships contained within the patterns and generalize them helps them develop their skills to better perceive the world around them. The major factors in the development of these skills are the math teachers. The objective of this study is to examine and analyze the pattern generalization performances and strategies of pre-service math teachers. A total of 221 pre-service teachers attending the secondary school mathematics teaching (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th classes) participated in this study. It was found that in a pattern test prepared in different structures (linear, geometric, quadratic) and in different forms of presentations (table, figure, verbal, number), as the class level increased, so did the pattern generalization performances of the teacher candidates. It was also found out that asking patterns within different forms of presentations enabled the teacher candidates to understand the patterns better. Separately, rather than the forms of presentation, it can be stated that the performance to generalize patterns and the pattern structure are more effective.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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