TURKISH PRESERVICE ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS TEACHERS' CONTENT KNOWLEDGE: THE CASE OF ALGEBRA


Celik D. , Aydin S., Guler M. , Taskin D. , Ozmen Z. M. , Gursoy K. , ...More

International Symposium on Elementary Mathematics Teaching (SEMT), Prague, Czech Republic, 16 - 21 August 2015, pp.82-91 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Prague
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Page Numbers: pp.82-91

Abstract

This paper presents the results of a project which aims to investigate mathematics teaching knowledge of preservice Turkish mathematics teachers. The study focuses on a particular subject area of mathematics, algebra. The research was conducted with 1146 participants sampled from 18 state universities. Released items of TEDS-M were used as data collection tool. TEDS-M assessment framework was adapted for this study to be able to make comparisons with international averages. As a result we concluded that Turkish future teachers performed better in applying cognitive domain compared with reasoning. We also observed incapable of participants providing a formal proof similar with original TEDS-M countries.