Investigation of Pre-service Elementary Mathematics Teachers' Understanding on Solids


KARAKUŞ F. , Ersen Z. B.

REDIMAT-REVISTA DE INVESTIGACION EN DIDACTICA DE LAS MATEMATICAS, vol.10, no.2, pp.174-213, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.17583/redimat.2021.3638
  • Title of Journal : REDIMAT-REVISTA DE INVESTIGACION EN DIDACTICA DE LAS MATEMATICAS
  • Page Numbers: pp.174-213

Abstract

The aim of the present study is to determine the elementary pre-service mathematics teachers' understanding on solids. For this purpose, pre-service teachers' definitions and drawings of these objects were examined. Qualitative research method was used. A written questionnaire consisting of sixteen open- ended and multiple-choice questions was conducted with 127 elementary pre-service mathematics teachers chosen by convenience sample which is one of non-random sampling method. The collected qualitative data were analyzed by both descriptive and content analysis. The results revealed that pre-service teachers made insufficient connections among cylinder, prism, cone and pyramid. So, it can be said that their understanding about solids was weak and procedural.