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ERIC Number: EJ1106260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
Prospective Teachers' Beliefs about Problem Solving in Multiple Ways
Arikan, Elif Esra
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v4 n7 p1727-1733 2016
The purpose of this study is to analyze whether prospective teachers believe solving a mathematics problem involves in using different solution methods. 60 mathematics prospective teachers who take the pedagogic training program in a state university were participated in this study. Five open-ended questions were asked. The study was carried out by collecting data through interviews among qualitative research methods and content analysis technique through analyzing the data. The study started with a pre-implementation. In pre-implementation, prospective teachers solved a geometry problem at class with multiple methods and then they exchanged their ideas with each other. Findings of the study revealed that while 90% of the prospective teachers stated that they believe the importance of solving problems with multiple methods, 10% of them stated that they preferred solving many problems with a single method rather solving a problem by using multiple methods.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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