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Ozmen, Zeynep Medine; Guven, Bulent – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2019
Introductory statistics courses, which are important in preparing students for their daily lives, generally derive inferential statistics from informal knowledge. In this transition process, sampling distributions have an important place, yet research has shown that students often have difficulties with this concept. In order to increase their…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Sampling, Undergraduate Students, Correlation
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Güler, Mustafa; Çelik, Derya – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2019
There is a growing emphasis in the teaching profession on pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) as an important knowledge component. The study reported in this article investigates Turkish prospective mathematics teachers' mathematics teaching knowledge in the numbers content domain. A series of 10 open-ended scenario-type questions were adopted to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teacher Education
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Horzum, Tugba; Ertekin, Erhan – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 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…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries
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Turgut, Melih – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
In this work, students' thinking modes and representation types in linear algebra are investigated through statistical implicative analysis techniques. Specifically, our research question considers the implicative relationships between students' thinking modes and representation types of linear algebra. The participants were 74 undergraduate…
Descriptors: Interaction, Algebra, Correlation, Undergraduate Students
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Sevimli, Eyup – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine how undergraduates comprehend the theoretical relations between differentiability and integrability concepts within the frame of proof schemes in analysis courses. The study participants were 172 freshmen from three different mathematics departments in Turkey. A questionnaire was used to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Knowledge Level
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Zengin, Yilmaz – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate pre-service teachers' views about the history of mathematics course in which GeoGebra was used. The qualitative research design was used in this study. The participants of the study consisted of 23 pre-service mathematics teachers studying at a state university in Turkey. An open-ended questionnaire was…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Computer Software, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Logic
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Kögce, Davut – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017
The aim of this study is to determine pre-service classroom teachers' beliefs and thoughts about the roles of teachers and students in the classroom before taking the Mathematics Teaching I course. With this purpose, the study employed the survey method, a descriptive research technique. The study sample included 75 pre-service teachers (55…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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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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Incikabi, Lutfi; Serin, Mehmet Koray – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017
Most science departments offer compulsory mathematics courses to their students with the expectation that students can apply their experience from the mathematics courses to other fields of study, including science. The current study first aims to investigate the views of pre-service science teachers of science-teaching preparation degrees and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction
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Koparan, Timur – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
In this study, the effect on the achievement and attitudes of prospective teachers is examined. With this aim ahead, achievement test, attitude scale for statistics and interviews were used as data collection tools. The achievement test comprises 8 problems based on statistical data, and the attitude scale comprises 13 Likert-type items. The study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Statistics, Computer Software
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Sahin, Ömer; Gökkurt, Burçin; Soylu, Yasin – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
The aim of the study is to examine prospective mathematics teachers' pedagogical content knowledge in terms of knowledge of understanding students and knowledge of instructional strategies which are the subcomponents of pedagogical content knowledge. The participants of this research consist of 98 prospective teachers who are studying in two…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Fractions, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Sevimli, Eyup – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
This study aims to evaluate the consistency of teaching content with teaching approaches in calculus on the basis of lecturers' views. In this sense, the structures of the examples given in two commonly used calculus textbooks, both in traditional and reform classrooms, are compared. The content analysis findings show that the examples in both…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Conventional Instruction, Educational Change, Content Analysis
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Zengin, Yilmaz; Tatar, Enver – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of dynamic mathematics software on the achievement of pre-service mathematics teachers in the topic of polar coordinates and to solicit their opinions about computer-assisted instruction. The study was conducted for 11 weeks with 33 pre-service teachers in the Department of Mathematics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Akkoç, Hatice – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
This paper focuses on a specific aspect of formative assessment, namely questioning. Given that computers have gained widespread use in learning and teaching, specific attention should be made when organizing formative assessment in computer learning environments (CLEs). A course including various workshops was designed to develop knowledge and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Web Based Instruction
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Tatar, Enver; Akkaya, Adnan; Kagizmanli, Türkan Berrin – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2014
This study was carried out to examine the effects of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) using dynamic software on the achievement of students in mathematics in the topic of reflection symmetry. The study also aimed to ascertain the pre-service mathematics teachers' opinions on the use of CAI in mathematics lessons. In the study, a mixed research…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Mathematics Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
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