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ERIC Number: EJ1070510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
Primary School Pre-Service Mathematics Teachers' Views on Mathematical Modeling
Karali, Diren; Durmus, Soner
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v11 n4 p803-815 Aug 2015
The current study aimed to identify the views of pre-service teachers, who attended a primary school mathematics teaching department but did not take mathematical modeling courses. The mathematical modeling activity used by the pre-service teachers was developed with regards to the modeling activities utilized by Lesh and Doerr (2003) in their study. The present study was a qualitative case study. Following the modeling activity, focus group discussions were conducted with 14 pre-service teachers who attended a primary school mathematics teaching department in the Faculty of Education of a state university. Results of the study showed that because mathematical modeling activities are related to daily life problems, they facilitate the transfer of mathematics to daily life situations, support higher-level thinking and provide tangible experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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