This study investigated how preservice teachers evaluate mathematical arguments including generic examples. By using written responses of 71 PSTs, the results revealed six criteria used by PSTs, which were being explanatory, being general, correctness, mode of representation, mode of argumentation, and structure of the argument. The criteria suggest what PSTs considered and might value while evaluating arguments. Also, PSTs found deductive arguments more convincing than generic examples arguments. While evaluating arguments with generic examples nature, PSTs considered generic example with visual representation more valid and convincing than with numeric representation. PSTs seemed to be relatively adept at evaluating arguments; however, many had difficulty with identifying the structure of the generic examples. Overall, this study suggests a more coherent approach for integrating generic examples in teacher education programs and directions for further research.
Primary Language  en 

Subjects  Social 
Journal Section  Articles 
Authors 

Dates 
Publication Date : June 15, 2020 
Bibtex  @research article { ijcer721136,
journal = {International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research},
issn = {},
eissn = {21483868},
address = {},
publisher = {Mustafa AYDIN},
year = {2020},
volume = {7},
pages = {267  279},
doi = {10.33200/ijcer.721136},
title = {PreService Teachers’ Criteria for Evaluating Mathematical Arguments That Include Generic Examples},
key = {cite},
author = {Doğan, Muhammed Fatih}
} 
APA  Doğan, M . (2020). PreService Teachers’ Criteria for Evaluating Mathematical Arguments That Include Generic Examples . International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research , 7 (1) , 267279 . DOI: 10.33200/ijcer.721136 
MLA  Doğan, M . "PreService Teachers’ Criteria for Evaluating Mathematical Arguments That Include Generic Examples" . International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 7 (2020 ): 267279 <http://ijcer.net/en/pub/issue/54696/721136> 
Chicago  Doğan, M . "PreService Teachers’ Criteria for Evaluating Mathematical Arguments That Include Generic Examples". International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 7 (2020 ): 267279 
RIS  TY  JOUR T1  PreService Teachers’ Criteria for Evaluating Mathematical Arguments That Include Generic Examples AU  Muhammed Fatih Doğan Y1  2020 PY  2020 N1  doi: 10.33200/ijcer.721136 DO  10.33200/ijcer.721136 T2  International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research JF  Journal JO  JOR SP  267 EP  279 VL  7 IS  1 SN  21483868 M3  doi: 10.33200/ijcer.721136 UR  https://doi.org/10.33200/ijcer.721136 Y2  2020 ER  
EndNote  %0 International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research PreService Teachers’ Criteria for Evaluating Mathematical Arguments That Include Generic Examples %A Muhammed Fatih Doğan %T PreService Teachers’ Criteria for Evaluating Mathematical Arguments That Include Generic Examples %D 2020 %J International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research %P 21483868 %V 7 %N 1 %R doi: 10.33200/ijcer.721136 %U 10.33200/ijcer.721136 
ISNAD  Doğan, Muhammed Fatih . "PreService Teachers’ Criteria for Evaluating Mathematical Arguments That Include Generic Examples". International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 7 / 1 (June 2020): 267279 . https://doi.org/10.33200/ijcer.721136 
AMA  Doğan M . PreService Teachers’ Criteria for Evaluating Mathematical Arguments That Include Generic Examples. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research. 2020; 7(1): 267279. 
Vancouver  Doğan M . PreService Teachers’ Criteria for Evaluating Mathematical Arguments That Include Generic Examples. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research. 2020; 7(1): 267279. 