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ERIC Number: EJ995246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
The Analysis of the Problems the Pre-Service Teachers Experience in Posing Problems about Equations
Isik, Cemalettin; Kar, Tugrul
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v37 n9 article 6 Sep 2012
The present study aimed to analyse the potential difficulties in the problems posed by pre-service teachers about first degree equations with one unknown and equation pairs with two unknowns. It was carried out with 20 pre-service teachers studying in the Department of Elementary Mathematics Educations at a university in Eastern Turkey. The problem Posing Test (PPT) including five items concerning the equation types was used as the data collection instrument. Furthermore, semi-structured interviews were made with each pre-service teacher. It was found that the pre-service teachers had difficulties in seven categories of problem posing. These difficulties were centered on incorrect translation of mathematical notations into problem statements, unrealistic values assigned to unknowns, and posing problems by changing the equation structure. Moreover, the pre-service teachers were found to have greater difficulty in posing problems about equations pairs. (Contains 3 tables.)
Edith Cowan University. Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, West Australia 6050, Australia. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey