Investigation of Prospective Elementary Teachers' Opinions about Problem Concept

Soybaş D. , Sevgi S.

Mathematical Analysis II–Optimisation, Differential Equations and Graph Theory: ICRAPAM 2018, Naokant Deo,Vijay Gupta,Ana Maria Acu,P. N. Agrawal, Editör, Springer, London/Berlin , Singapore, ss.249-261, 2020

  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Yayınevi: Springer, London/Berlin 
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Singapore
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.249-261
  • Editörler: Naokant Deo,Vijay Gupta,Ana Maria Acu,P. N. Agrawal, Editör


This study aims to not only determine the views of prospective elementary teacher about Polya’s four-step problem-solving process used in mathematics teaching, the problem concept and characteristics of nonroutine problems and their solutions, but also to investigate the level of knowledge about some important points concerning these concepts that prospective elementary teacher need to sufficiently know. The research sample consists of 43 prospective elementary teachers from an education faculty of a state university in Turkey. The data were obtained from the answers the prospective elementary teachers wrote on the working papers that include various styles (multiple choice, true–false judgments selection, and open-ended) of questions. Both quantitative and qualitative assessment tools were employed in the analysis of the data.