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ERIC Number: EJ807342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1056-7879
Relationship among Learning Styles, Mathematics Attitude, and Anxiety for Students in Secondary School Teacher Training Institutes in Turkey
Yenilmez, Kursat
International Journal of Educational Reform, v16 n2 p156-168 Spr 2007
Students have different learning style strengths and preferences in the ways that they take in and process information. Some students tend to focus on facts, data, and algorithms; others are more comfortable with theories and mathematical models. Related to all of this and situated as the focus of this article is the fact that mathematics education in Turkey has many problems, including students' math anxiety and negative attitudes toward math, as well as a variety of student learning styles. Yet few studies have examined the learning and teaching of mathematics in Turkey. As such, this study focuses on the relationship among the learning styles, math anxieties, and math attitudes of the secondary school teacher training students. Examination of this relationship is needed for a higher-quality mathematics education. Participants included 408 students randomly chosen from four secondary school teacher training institutes during the first semester of the 2002-2003 academic year. Findings obtained from results of the research show that math anxiety and math attitude are efficient in predicting preferred learning styles of secondary school teacher students in learning mathematics. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale