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ERIC Number: EJ796231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
The Effect of a Constructivist Learning Environment on the Limit Concept among Mathematics Student Teachers
Bukova-Guzel, Esra
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v7 n3 p1189-1195 Sep 2007
The purpose of this study is to design a constructivist learning environment that helps learning the limit concept. The study is a pretest-posttest quasi-experimental research. The control and the experimental groups were chosen from the students attending a calculus course. Worksheets were used to assess students' learning of the limit concept. As a result of data analysis, it was found that the constructivist learning environment provided positive contribution to learning of the limit concept. It was determined that the experimental group was more successful than the control group in seeing the relations between the limits and the real world. At the same time, experimental group had lesser difficulty in understanding the limits. However, both the experimental and the control groups had difficulty in applying the delta-epsilon approach. It is concluded that this study would guide when learning environment is designed to construct mathematical concepts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey