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ERIC Number: EJ837660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2710
Perspectives of Pre-Service Middle and Secondary Mathematics Teachers on the Use of Webquests in Teaching and Learning Geometry
Halat, Erdogan
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, v16 n1 p27-36 2009
The aim of this study was to examine the views of pre-service mathematics teachers on the use of webquests in teaching and learning geometry with reference to a theoretical framework developed by Dodge in 1995. For this study the researcher identified four groups containing nineteen pre-service mathematics teachers, which were then assigned to design a webquest regarding triangles or quadrilaterals based on the Van Hiele theory suitable for seventh graders. All group members contributed to the groups' webquests. After the design process, the researcher employed an open-ended questionnaire containing six questions about the use of webquests in teaching and learning. Analysis of the qualitative data and participants' opinions showed that using webquests had positive effects on the pre-service mathematics teachers' attitudes. Finally, the researcher demonstrated the limitations and benefits of using webquests. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida