Matematik Öğretmeni Adaylarının Dörtgenleri Sınıflandırma Becerilerinin İncelenmesi

Translated title of the contribution: Examining Prospective Mathematics Teachers' Understanding of the Classification of Quadrilaterals

Suphi Önder Bütüner, Mehmet Filiz

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    Abstract

    This study aimed to explore prospective teachers’ performance on recognizing quadrilaterals with their special cases and constructing a hierarchical classification of them. The participants consisted of 44 freshmen studying at a public university’s elementary school mathematics education department. Data was collected with a question form containing two questions at the first day of the geometry course taught in the second term of the first year. For quantifying the data of the first question, while students who identify the prototypes of quadrilaterals and their special cases were given 1 and 2 points for each correct answer respectively, -1 point was given for each incorrect answer. The similarity index was employed to quantify students’ concept maps. We investigated that students could detect the prototypes of the quadrilaterals but not their special cases. Additionally, the similarity index between majority of freshmen’ concept maps and the referent map was found as low or moderate.
    Translated title of the contributionExamining Prospective Mathematics Teachers' Understanding of the Classification of Quadrilaterals
    Original languageOther
    Pages (from-to)43-56
    Number of pages14
    JournalAlan Eğitimi Araştırmaları Dergisi
    Volume2
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 03 Aug 2016

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