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ERIC Number: EJ1106232
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
An Examination of the Domain of Multivariable Functions Using the Pirie-Kieren Model
Sengul, Sare; Yildiz, Sevda Goktepe
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v4 n7 p1533-1544 2016
The aim of this study is to employ the Pirie-Kieren model so as to examine the understandings relating to the domain of multivariable functions held by primary school mathematics preservice teachers. The data obtained was categorized according to Pirie-Kieren model and demonstrated visually in tables and bar charts. The study group consisted of forty sophomore primary school mathematics preservice teachers during the process of their education at a state university in Turkey. The data were collected via a test consisting of open-ended questions prepared by the researchers of the study. The findings demonstrated that preservice teachers submitted answers predominantly at the "property noticing" stage as defined by the Pirie-Kieren model. In addition, answers by participants were also encountered within the "image making" and "image having" stages of the model.
Horizon Research Publishing. 506 North Garfield Avenue #210, Alhambra, CA 91801. e-mail: editor@hrpub.org; Web site: http://www.hrpub.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey