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ERIC Number: EJ1134195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1307-9298
Investigation on How Pre-Service Elementary Mathematics Teachers Write and Use Mathematical Definitions
Özyildirim Gümüs, Feride; Sahiner, Yeter
International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, v9 n3 p511-522 Mar 2017
The aim of the study was to determine whether pre-service elementary mathematics teachers could write and use mathematical definitions. For this reason, the question sheet containing two questions, was given to 76 pre-service teachers in a public university who was taking general mathematics course. Qualitative research method was used during data analysing. According to the answers given by them, five themes for the first and six themes for the second question were classified. In order to reach detailed results, semi-structured interviews were conducted with one pre-service teacher for each theme. Findings showed that they had difficulties in writing a formal definition assumed to be known and in using a given definition assumed to be not known of a mathematical concept.
International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education. T&K Akademic Rosendalsvein 45, Oslo 1166, Norway. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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