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ERIC Number: EJ1085051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-2324-805X
Transition from Model to Proof: Example of Water Treatment Plant
Güler, Gürsel
Journal of Education and Training Studies, v4 n3 p40-50 Mar 2016
The aim of this study was to research the prospective mathematics teachers' ability to construct a mathematical model for a real life problem and to prove these models by generalizing them to use in similar situations. The study was conducted with 129 prospective teachers determined on a volunteering basis. The data were obtained with the help of Modelling and Proof Test that were applied to the prospective teachers. In the analysis of the data obtained, the categories which emerged as a result of the classification of the model and proofs formed by the relevant literature and the prospective teachers were used. It was discovered in consequence of the study that the prospective teachers construct seven different models and presented proofs in seven different categories for proving these models. It was observed that the prospective teachers had difficulties in constructing a model for the solution of a real life problem and transition from the model to the proof.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey