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ERIC Number: EJ894844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1306-3065
Motivational Qualities of Mathematical Experiences for Turkish Preservice Kindergarten Teachers
Bintas, Jale
International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, v3 n2 p46-52 Apr 2008
This study is based on the principle that the mathematical anxiety in preservice kindergarten teachers-to-be should be removed and they should be encouraged towards mathematics. It is expected from teachers-to-be who are able to construct this confidence to prepare exercises improving mathematical ideas for their students. This study was carried out with second year students of Preservice Teaching Section, Primary School Teaching Department, Faculty of Education, Uludag University who were taking pre-school mathematics. The study continued for 14 weeks (1 semester). The researcher of this study gave the course. The training was realised as 1 hour of basic mathematics and 2 hours of pre-school mathematics teaching within one week. An attitude test was applied to the pre-service teachers-to-be both at the beginning and at the end of training. In addition, several personal questions related to the course were asked of these pre-service-teachers-to be. In this study, it is concluded that pre-service-teachers-to-be have developed positive attitudes and are encouraged towards mathematics, and that their success in preparing exercises on mathematical subjects, such as classification, ordering, comparison, pairing, numbers, geometric shapes, calculation, measures, space perception, problem-solving and developing creativity, for pre-school kindergarten students has improved. (Contains 1 table and 6 figures.)
International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication. Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Education, 14280 Golkoy-Bolu, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Preschool Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey