This
study aims at examining the effects of an enriched learning environment on
improving Mathematical Reasoning (MR) and Mathematics Attitude (MA) of
disadvantaged children (11and 12yearolds). The participants were 5^{th}
graders (N = 17) and 6^{th} graders (N = 18) who were studying in a
rural school in a province of Turkey. The data were obtained via Mathematical
Reasoning Test (MRT), Mathematics Attitude Scale (MAS), and groups
argumentation. A Wilcoxon Signed Rank test was used to reveal the pre/posttest differences. Statistical
comparisons of the MR and MA were also made by using the tests’ mean scores.
There is evidence from the environment that the MR of both groups was
significantly developed but grade/age did not have a significant effect
on MR. The study found that the MA of both groups improved after the
intervention, but these improvements were not statistically significant. No
significant effect was determined regarding age on the improvement of MA. This
research has shown that the MR and MA of children of such disadvantaged rural
regions can improve when rich learning environments are designed.
Birincil Dil  en 

Konular  Sosyal 
Yayımlanma Tarihi  December 
Bölüm  Makaleler 
Yazarlar 

Destekleyen Kurum  Adıyaman University 
Proje Numarası  EFMAP/20170001 
Teşekkür  Adıyaman University Scientific Research Project Department 
Tarihler 
Başvuru Tarihi
: 3 Ekim 2019

APA  ERDEM, E , FIRAT, T , GÜRBÜZ, R . (2019). Improving Mathematical Reasoning and Mathematics Attitude of Disadvantaged Children in Rural Regions. Journal of Computer and Education Research , 7 (14) , 673697 . DOI: 10.18009/jcer.628742 