Year 2020, Volume 11 , Issue 1, Pages 1 - 14 2020-04-30

Investigation of Middle School Students’ Solution Strategies in Solving Proportional and Non-proportional Problems

Mutlu PİŞKİN TUNÇ [1]


The purpose of this study was to investigate middle school students’ solution strategies in solving different types of proportional (i.e., missing value, numerical comparison and qualitative reasoning problems) and non-proportional problems and to compare if differences existed between sixth and eighth grades students’ solution strategies. Data were collected from 101 sixth grade (n=44) and eighth grade (n=57) students from three different public middle schools. The students were asked to solve ten open-ended items that included seven proportional problems and three non-proportional problems. Descriptive data analysis methods were used to analyze data. The results revealed that the students’ solution strategies differed based on problem type and grade level. The eighth grade students used cross-multiplication as a leading strategy whereas the sixth grade students used factor of change strategy. Moreover, the results showed that students commonly used incorrect proportional strategies to solve non-proportional problems.

Middle school students, solution strategies, proportional problems, ratio and proportion, proportional reasoning
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Primary Language en
Subjects Education and Educational Research
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Author: Mutlu PİŞKİN TUNÇ (Primary Author)
Institution: ZONGULDAK BÜLENT ECEVİT ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : April 30, 2020

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APA Pi̇şki̇n Tunç, M . (2020). Investigation of Middle School Students’ Solution Strategies in Solving Proportional and Non-proportional Problems . Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education (TURCOMAT) , 11 (1) , 1-14 . DOI: 10.16949/turkbilmat.560349
MLA Pi̇şki̇n Tunç, M . "Investigation of Middle School Students’ Solution Strategies in Solving Proportional and Non-proportional Problems" . Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education (TURCOMAT) 11 (2020 ): 1-14 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/turkbilmat/issue/54035/560349>
Chicago Pi̇şki̇n Tunç, M . "Investigation of Middle School Students’ Solution Strategies in Solving Proportional and Non-proportional Problems". Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education (TURCOMAT) 11 (2020 ): 1-14
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ISNAD Pi̇şki̇n Tunç, Mutlu . "Investigation of Middle School Students’ Solution Strategies in Solving Proportional and Non-proportional Problems". Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education (TURCOMAT) 11 / 1 (April 2020): 1-14 . https://doi.org/10.16949/turkbilmat.560349
AMA Pi̇şki̇n Tunç M . Investigation of Middle School Students’ Solution Strategies in Solving Proportional and Non-proportional Problems. Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education (TURCOMAT). 2020; 11(1): 1-14.
Vancouver Pi̇şki̇n Tunç M . Investigation of Middle School Students’ Solution Strategies in Solving Proportional and Non-proportional Problems. Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education (TURCOMAT). 2020; 11(1): 1-14.