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ERIC Number: EJ1169582
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Prospective Mathematics Teachers' Understanding of the Base Concept
Horzum, Tugba; Ertekin, Erhan
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v49 n2 p176-199 2018
The purpose of this study is to analyze what kind of conceptions prospective mathematics teachers (PMTs) have about the base concept (BC). One-hundred and thirty-nine PMTs participated in the study. In this qualitative research, data were obtained through open-ended questions, the semi-structured interviews and pictures of geometric figures drawn by PMTs. As a result, it was determined that PMTs dealt with the BC in a broad range of seven different images. It was also determined that the base perception of PMTs was limited mostly to their usage in daily life and in this context, they have position-dependent and word-dependent images. It was also determined that PMTs named the base to explain the BC or paid attention to the naming of three-dimensional geometric figures through the statement: "objects are named according to their bases." At the same time, it was also determined that PMTs had more than one concept images which were contradicting with each other. According to these findings, potential explanations and advices were given.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey