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Özgen, Kemal; Aydin, Mehmet; Dinç, Recep; Seker, Idris; Alkan, Yasemin – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the epistemological beliefs of middle school students in rural area and their attitudes toward solving mathematical problems according to gender and class level variables. It was also necessary to determine whether the epistemological beliefs of middle school students in rural area had predicted their…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Rural Schools, Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction
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Çontay, Emine Gaye; Duatepe-Paksu, Asuman – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
This is a descriptive study which attempts to answer how well 8th grade students define a rectangle. The subjects for this study were 93 of 8 th grade students. The students were administered a written open ended test on the definition of a rectangle which was adapted from Ahuja (1996). Responses of the students were coded by each researcher…
Descriptors: Geometry, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Definitions
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Filik Iscen, Cansu – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
The purpose of this study is to reveal the levels of knowledge held by pre-service science teacher concerning the nitrogen -- phosphorus cycle, using the expression and drawing method. Awareness of a cyclical relationship between nitrogen and phosphorus, which are a vital requirement for living creatures, and living beings and their environment,…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Sustainable Development
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Sarpkaya, Ayse; Kirdök, Oguzhan – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
The aim of the research is to test the mediating role of self-esteem between job satisfaction and life satisfaction among the primary school teachers who works in schools in Adana City (Southeast Mediterranean region in Turkey). The model type of the research is relational research model. In this research we analyze the casual mediating relation…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Attitudes, Life Satisfaction
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Máté, Ileana – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
The purpose of my research is to find a method by which the acquisition of the abstract algebraical thinking can be made efficient in the case of Romany students coming from a socially underprivileged background, through text-based problems. I teach in School no. 1 of Diosig, in Romania, where the rate of Romany minority is of 23%, while more than…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Foreign Countries, Algebra, Teaching Methods
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Temur, Ozlem Dogan; Turgut, Sedat – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
In this research, it has been intended to describe pre-service elementary teachers' arithmetical operation skills by handling in learning environments. Case study method was accepted in the research. 80 pre-service elementary teachers studying at a state university in Turkey constituted the study group. The data were obtained through asking four…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Arithmetic, Mathematics Teachers
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Baranyai, Tünde; Egri, Edit; Molnár, Andrea Éva; Zsoldos-Marchis, Iuliana – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
Mental calculation is an important competence in everyday life, and it is essential especially for a future primary school teacher. In this research the efficacy of different games, as didactic games, board-games, and mobile games for developing mental calculation skills were studied. The results shows that didactic games and board-games were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Thinking Skills, Skill Development
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Zorlu, Fulya; Sezek, Fatih – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine effectiveness of applying learning together (LT) method at different intervals on improvement of middle school students' academic success and science process skills. The sample of study consisted of 117 sixth and seventh grade students in two public middle schools. In this study, the "Solomon Experimental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervals, Student Improvement
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Atasoy, Ercan – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
The present study aimed to examine the geometric thinking levels of elementary mathematics teacher candidates and to reveal the relationship between the participants' geometric thinking levels and their self-efficacy beliefs towards geometry. The sample group of the study was comprised of 85 freshman students studying in the elementary mathematics…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Preservice Teachers, Geometry, Self Efficacy
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Ciascai, Liliana; ?uteu, Lavinia Denisa; Cristea, Madalina – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
This study presents the results of an investigation focused on the university position towards innovation. 219 students, future teachers for preschool and primary education, have been involved in the survey and voluntarily filled in an online questionnaire. The results indicate that most students agree that the development of innovation skills has…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Student Educational Objectives
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Dogan Coskun, Sumeyra; Ev Cimen, Emre – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate pre-service elementary teachers' realistic considerations and difficulties in solving "division with remainder" type of problems which focus on the measurement meaning of division operation. The qualitative research method of case study design was used for the study. The purposive sampling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Yapar Sögüt, Gizem; Yazgan, Yeliz – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
This study aims to evaluate the effects of a non-routine problem solving instruction on the brain hemisphericity of the 7th graders (aged 13-14 years). One sample experimental design was used and twenty-one seventh graders participated in the study. Validated by Kök (2005), Brain Hemisphericity Inventory (BHI) was conducted to the experimental…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Grade 7, Teaching Methods
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Ada, Tuba; Kurtulus, Aytaç – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
Circle, ellipse, parabola, hyperbolic curves are defined as conic sections from the intersection of a coni with a plane at different angles. These curves can be found in different positions depending on the different angles. In this case, rotation transformation can be applied to the curves so that their major axes are brought to the horizontal…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Geometric Concepts
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Cetin, Hatice; Cetin, Ibrahim – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
The present study aimed to determine views the middle school students' located a province of Turkey towards the Class Dojo education technology used in mathematic courses. A questionnaire based on expert opinions was used for the collection of research data. The participants of the study consisted of 206 students; 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Middle School Students, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology
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Yolcu, Ece; Sari, Mediha – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
Education has an inevitable effect on character formation and through this process, teachers' role is crucial. Therefore, the aim of the study was analyzing the views of primary school teachers concerning the qualities teachers should have and their self-efficacy perceptions as character educators. This was a descriptive survey study with 301…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Gender Differences, Self Efficacy
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