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ERIC Number: EJ904510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
The Pre-Service Teachers' Mathematics Anxiety Related to Depth of Negative Experiences in Mathematics Classroom while They Were Students
Bekdemir, Mehmet
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v75 n3 p311-328 Dec 2010
One of the aims of this study is to examine whether the worst experiences and most troublesome mathematics classroom experience affect mathematics anxiety in pre-service elementary teachers. Another goal is to find out how the causes of their anxiety relate to these negative experiences. The participants were 167 senior elementary pre-service teachers. Three different instruments were used to collect data; Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale, Worst Experience and Most Troublesome Mathematics Classroom Experience Reflection Test, and Interview Protocol. The findings show that many pre-service teachers have mathematics anxiety and that the worst experience and the most troublesome mathematics classroom experience have a direct influence on mathematics anxiety in pre-service teachers. Also, the majority of instances of participants' mathematics anxiety are caused by the teachers, their behavior or teaching approaches in their past. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale