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ERIC Number: EJ1145365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-5250
Examination of the Relationship between the Preschool Teachers' Attitudes towards Mathematics and the Mathematical Development in 6-Year-Old Preschool Children
Çelik, Meryem
Journal of Education and Learning, v6 n4 p49-56 2017
This study was carried out to determine whether there is a relationship between the preschool teachers' attitudes towards mathematics and mathematical development in 6-year-old preschool children. The sampling of the study was consisted of 30 teachers working with 6 years old children and their 120 students in public kindergartens and independent preschool classrooms in Erzurum City. Teachers' attitudes towards mathematics education were measured using the "Preschool Teachers' Attitudes towards Early Mathematics Education Determination Tool" and the levels of mathematical development in children were measured using the "Progress in Math 6 Test." Collected data were analyzed using both descriptive and predictive statistical methods. Results presented that there was a positive and significant relationship between the preschool teachers' attitudes towards mathematics and the mathematics development in 6-year-old preschool children. Furthermore, the preschool teachers' attitudes towards mathematics were also determined to have an effect on the selection of mathematics skill areas included in the programs. According to these results, it can be said that teachers' attitudes towards mathematics directly affect the mathematical development in children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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