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ERIC Number: EJ1081513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
Investigation of the Perceptions of Students on Mathematics Course via the Pictures They Draw
Inan, Cemil
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v3 n11 p800-809 2015
The study aimed to scrutinize the perceptions of middle school students on the course of mathematics by using the pictures they drew. In the study conducted with 211 students attending two middle schools in Diyarbakir district center and in a village in 2014-2015 academic year, qualitative research design and phenomenology model were utilized. Content analysis was conducted in the study and at the end of the study, the following categories in the perceptions of the students on the course of mathematics were found: "numbers-infinity, functionality, improvement of mental capacity, requirement for acquiring a profession, basic science containing logic, hard and confusing, created by figures and patterns, requiring effort to learn." The pictures drawn by students were mostly in "functionality in life" category and in "requiring an effort to learn" category the least, respectively. As a result, the common theme that there was a positive perception for mathematics and the attention and the experience of teachers were the basic reasons for that perception was reflected in most drawings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey