Year 2019, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 165 - 176 2019-02-15

Investigating the Visual Mathematics Literacy Self-Efficacy (VMLSE) Perceptions of Eighth Grade Students and Their Views on This Issue

Halil Coskun Celik [1]

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The aim of this study was to investigate the VMLSE perception levels of eighth grade students and differentiations based on variables of gender, state of success, final grade and ability to relate mathematical concepts to daily life and examine their views on this issue. The exploratory design of mixed method, which includes both quantitative and qualitative methods, was used in the study. The survey method was used in the quantitative dimension of the study. In qualitative dimension, phenomenological design which is one of the qualitative research designs is used. The data obtained from the quantitative dimension by VMLSE perception scale were analyzed by t-test and one-way analysis of variance. The data obtained from the semi-structured interview form were analyzed by using the content analysis method for the qualitative dimension of the research. As a consequently, there was a significant difference in VMLSE perceptions based on the variables of final grade, finding one’s self successful in the field of mathematics and ability to relate mathematical concepts; however, there was no significant difference based on gender. Additionally, it was found, the students had the idea that having VMLSE perception would affect mathematics success positively. 


Mathematics education, mixed methods, visual mathematics literacy
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Primary Language en
Subjects Education, Scientific Disciplines
Journal Section Research Article
Authors

Author: Halil Coskun Celik (Primary Author)
Institution: SIIRT UNIVERSITY
Country: Turkey


APA Celik, H . (2019). Investigating the Visual Mathematics Literacy Self-Efficacy (VMLSE) Perceptions of Eighth Grade Students and Their Views on This Issue. International Journal of Educational Methodology, 5 (1), 165-176. DOI: 10.12973/ijem.5.1.177