Year 2016, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 18 - 32 2016-01-31

7th Grade Students’ Mathematical Difficulties in Force and Motion Unit
Yedinci Sınıf Öğrencilerinin Kuvvet ve Hareket Ünitesi’nde Yaşadıkları Matematiksel Zorluklar

Ümran Cebesoy [1] , Betül Yeniterzi [2]

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Integration of science and mathematics as well as with other disciplines is overarching goal of science education. Although its importance, teachers have concerns about mathematical difficulties that their students encountered during their teaching. One of the most common subjects that students have mathematical difficulties was reported as physics.  With this regard, the present study is aimed to investigate 7th grade students’ mathematical errors in a physics unit, specifically force and motion unit. We collected data from 129 7th grade middle school students which were chosen conveniently throughout an open-ended questionnaire. The findings revealed that the students encountered difficulties in ratio and proportion and conversion of units, topics as well as ordering numbers while answering the questions in this unit. Implication for science courses was discussed

Fen-matematik disiplinlerinin entegrasyonu, fen eğitiminin önemli amaçlarından biridir. Fen-matematik entegrasyonun önemi vurgulanmasına rağmen, fen bilimleri öğretmenleri derslerinde sıklıkla matematiksel zorluklarla karşılaştıklarını belirtmektedir. Öğrencilerin matematik temelli zorluklar yaşadığı konulardan biri de fizik konularıdır. Buradan yola çıkılarak bu araştırmada, yedinci sınıf öğrencilerinin bir fizik konusu olan Kuvvet ve Hareket Ünitesinde yaşadıkları matematik temelli sorunların belirlenmesi amaçlanmıştır. Veriler, uygun örneklem yöntemi ile seçilmiş yedinci sınıf öğrencilerinden (N=129) açık uçlu sorular yardımıyla toplanmıştır. Bulgular, bu ünitede öğrencilerin oran-orantı ve birim çevirme gibi matematiksel zorluklar yaşadığını ortaya koymuştur. Bulgulara dayanılarak fen dersleri için çeşitli öneriler getirilmiştir.

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Primary Language en
Subjects Education, Scientific Disciplines
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Author: Ümran Cebesoy

Author: Betül Yeniterzi

APA Cebesoy, Ü , Yeniterzi, B . (2016). 7th Grade Students’ Mathematical Difficulties in Force and Motion Unit. Turkish Journal of Education, 5 (1), 18-32. DOI: 10.19128/turje.51242