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Aydogan Yenmez, Arzu; Erbas, Ayhan Kursat; Alacaci, Cengiz; Cakiroglu, Erdinc; Cetinkaya, Bulent – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2017
Use of mathematical modeling in mathematics education has been receiving significant attention as a way to develop students' mathematical knowledge and skills. As effective use of modeling in classes depends on the competencies of teachers we need to know more about the nature of teachers' knowledge to use modeling in mathematics education and how…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Case Studies, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Aydogan Yenmez, Arzu; Erbas, Ayhan Kursat; Cakiroglu, Erdinc; Alacaci, Cengiz; Cetinkaya, Bulent – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017
Applications and modelling have gained a prominent role in mathematics education reform documents and curricula. Thus, there is a growing need for studies focusing on the effective use of mathematical modelling in classrooms. Assessment is an integral part of using modelling activities in classrooms, since it allows teachers to identify and manage…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Problem Solving, Mathematics Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education
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Zeytun, Aysel Sen; Cetinkaya, Bulent; Erbas, Ayhan Kursat – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
This paper investigates how prospective teachers develop mathematical models while they engage in modeling tasks. The study was conducted in an undergraduate elective course aiming to improve prospective teachers' mathematical modeling abilities, while enhancing their pedagogical knowledge for the integrating of modeling tasks into their future…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education
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Hatisaru, Vesife; Erbas, Ayhan Kursat – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the potential interrelationships between teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT) the function concept and their students' learning outcomes of this concept. Data were collected from two teachers teaching in a vocational high school and their students through a function concept test for teachers…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching