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ERIC Number: EJ962700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
Quantitative Analysis of Pre-Service Elementary Mathematics Teachers' Opinions about Doing Mathematical Proof
Aydogdu Iskenderoglu, Tuba; Baki, Adnan
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v11 n4 p2285-2290 Aut 2011
Meaning and importance of proof in mathematics and education increases gradually. Therefore levels of doing proof, proof-related opinions and perceptions of the teachers and pre-service teachers who will train the students in future are of importance. Accordingly, this study aims to determine the proof-related opinions of pre-service elementary mathematics teachers who still study at different grade levels. In line with this purpose, a questionnaire developed under the title "Questionnaire for Constructing Mathematical Proof" was used to determine the pre-service teachers' opinions about proof. The questionnaire comprises 27 items based on 5 point Likert-type. In the study, developmental research method was conducted and the questionnaire was applied to 187 pre-service elementary mathematics teachers from different grade levels. As a result of the study, it was revealed that pre-service teachers have positive views about proof. Also, the study revealed that confidence of pre-service teachers in proving is lower than mental process, self-assessment and belief, and attitude factors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey