THE ELEMENTARY STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS OF MATHEMATICAL PATTERNS ACCORDING TO PRESENTATION FORMS


YAMAN H., UMAY A.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, cilt.28, ss.405-416, 2013 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.405-416

Özet

The purpose of this study was to determine the performances of elementary 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7th grade level students on mathematical patterns according to presentation forms. The implementation was carried out to 317 students from two elementary schools that were middle socioeconomic level in Ankara city center. The data were collected through 12-item test -called as Mathematical Pattern Achievement Test- developed by the researcher. The reliability coefficient was found as 0, 88. As a result of this study, it was found that there are significant differences between students' performances according to presentation forms of mathematical pattern in terms of grade levels. Students received the highest score from pattern questions presented in the table format in the "Mathematical Pattern Achievement Test". It was found that the other pattern presentation forms were ranked as respectively "Figural", "Word Problem" and "Numeric Sequence".