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ERIC Number: EJ824785
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
Preservice Elementary Mathematics Teachers' Level of Relating Mathematical Concepts in Daily Life Contexts
Akkus, Oylum
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v35 p1-12 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate preservice elementary mathematics teachers' ability of relating mathematical concepts and daily life context. Two research questions were set; what is the preservice elementary mathematics teachers' level of relating mathematical concepts and daily life context regarding to their education year and their Grade Point Average? and is there a relationship between preservice elementary mathematics teachers' level of relating mathematical concepts and daily life context and their self efficacy towards mathematics? A survey research was designed with 194 preservice elementary mathematics teachers. A scale and its rubric were developed. Data analyses revealed that preservice mathematics teachers' level of relating mathematical concepts in daily life context is increased throughout their year of education. Furthermore all participants were found as efficacious towards mathematics and a correlation was captured between their self efficacy towards mathematics and level of relating mathematics in daily life context. (Contains 4 tables.)
Hacettepe University. Faculty of Education, Beytepe, Ankara 06800, Turkey. Tel: +90-312-2978583; Fax: +90-312-2992083; e-mail: efdergi@hacettepe.edu.tr; Web site: http://www.efdergi.hacettepe.edu.tr
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey