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Gurbuz, Ramazan; Birgin, Osman; Catlioglu, Hakan – Online Submission, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of activities based on the Multiple Intelligence Theory (MIT) of seventh grade students' conceptual learning and their retention in two consecutive subjects, namely "The Circumference and the Area of a Circle" and "The Surface Area of the Vertical Cylinder". The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Multiple Intelligences
Çatlioglu, Hakan; Gürbüz, Ramazan; Birgin, Osman – Online Submission, 2014
This study aims to provide new evidence from Turkish pre-service elementary school (PES) teachers and to identify some correlations and factors associated with mathematics anxiety (MA). 480 Turkish PES teachers participated in this study. Data was collected using a "Personal Information Form," "Mathematics Anxiety Scale," and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Correlation
Gürbüz, Ramazan; Birgin, Osman; Çatlioglu, Hakan – Online Submission, 2012
The aim of the paper is to compare and evaluate the probability-related misconceptions of pupils at different education levels. A cross-sectional/age study was thus conducted with 540 pupils in 5th-8th grades. An instrument, comprising six questions on the concepts of compound events, probability of an event and probability comparisons, was used.…
Descriptors: Probability, Misconceptions, Grade 5, Grade 6
Birgin, Osman – Online Submission, 2012
This study aimed to investigate eighth-grade students' difficulties and misconceptions and their performance of translation between the different representation modes related to the slope of linear functions. The participants were 115 Turkish eighth-grade students in a city in the eastern part of the Black Sea region of Turkey. Data was collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Secondary School Mathematics
Birgin, Osman; Tutak, Tayfun; Turkdogan, Ali – Online Submission, 2009
The aim of this study is to determine the primary school teachers' views related to the new Turkish primary school mathematics curriculum which was put into practice in the 2005-2006 academic years. A questionnaire developed by the researchers, consists of open ended and closed items, was applied to 60 primary school teachers selected randomly…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Alternative Assessment, Instructional Materials, Foreign Countries
Tutak, Tayfun; Turkdogan, Ali; Birgin, Osman – Online Submission, 2009
In the study Cabri was used for teaching geometry at 4th grade. To investigate students' geometry level, a semi-experimental method was used. In the test group, geometry subjects are taught using Cabri. A multiple choice test was used to collect data as pre and post test. Answers were assigned as 1 to correct, 0 to wrong answers. Data were…
Descriptors: Multiple Choice Tests, Grade 4, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction
Birgin, Osman; Baki, Adnan – Online Submission, 2007
Recent educational developments such as constructivism and multiple intelligence theories as well as society requested new trends engendered to radical change in traditional approaches of instruction and assessment. For this reason, alternative assessment approaches are needed in assessing both learning process and learning product. Nowadays, one…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Portfolios (Background Materials), Student Evaluation, Portfolio Assessment