3rd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI), Madrid, Spain, 15 - 17 November 2010, pp.3354-3357
The purpose of this study was to investigate the development of pre-service elementary teachers' problem-solving performance during problem solving instruction. The study was conducted in Basic Mathematics Course II, applied in elementary teacher education division with 8 elementary school pre-service teachers at a public university in Central Anatolia Region in Turkey. The time duration of the study was 12 weeks in the 2007-2008 academic year in the second semester. Interview task protocols were conducted three times during the study to collect the data. The results pointed out that results problem solving instruction had developed pre-service teachers' skills on Polya's problem solving phase.