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Dogan-Coskun, Sumeyra – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The purpose of this study is to analyze pre-service elementary teachers' problems in terms of the different meanings of the addition of fractions and to determine the types of errors made in these problems. Data were collected from 83 pre-service elementary teachers in the spring semester of the 2016-2017 academic year by means of a problem posing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Addition, Fractions
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Akçakin, Veysel – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of using geometric functions approach on 9th grade students' motivation levels toward mathematics in functions unit. Participants of this study were 87 students who were ongoing in the first year of high school in Turkey. In this research, pretest and posttest control group quasiexperimental…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Grade 9, Mathematics Instruction, Geometric Concepts
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Çetinkaya, Melike; Özgören, Çigdem; Orakci, Senol; Özdemir, M. Çagatay – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
In every society, the issue of whether an individual can do math has become a central issue. Middle school years, when students' perceptions towards math start to form, have a critical importance for them to develop a positive attitude towards math. The aim of this study is to determine the meaning that the students attributed to the math and to…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Figurative Language