Yıl 2020, Cilt 7 , Sayı 2, Sayfalar 156 - 164 2020-12-30

Preservice Middle School Mathematics Teachers’ Definitions of Algebraic Expression and Equation

Pinar YILDIZ [1] , Azime ATAY [2] , S. Koza ÇİFTÇİ [3]


Using correct definitions of the mathematical concepts is crucial for learning and teaching of any mathematical content. Being able to make mathematically correct definition of the concepts is an indicator of teachers’ content knowledge. The purpose of this study is to determine how preservice middle school mathematics teachers define the concept of algebraic expression and equation. The participants of this case study were 35 preservice middle school mathematics teachers. The data were collected through written exam and semi-structured interviews. Written exam includes two questions asking preservice teachers to define equation and algebraic expression and write an example of each. Only 9 of participants correctly defined algebraic expression. Preservice teachers’ definitions of algebraic expression were classified under three themes which are expressions containing unknown, expressions containing equality, and mathematical expressions. Two themes arose from preservice teachers’ definition of equation: expressions with unknown, and expressions with equality.

Preservice teachers, algebraic expression, equation
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Orcid: 0000-0002-6729-7721
Yazar: Pinar YILDIZ (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi
Ülke: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-0377-5277
Yazar: Azime ATAY
Kurum: Erciyes Üniversitesi
Ülke: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-4568-5635
Yazar: S. Koza ÇİFTÇİ
Kurum: AKDENİZ ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Ülke: Turkey


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APA Yıldız, P , Atay, A , Çi̇ftçi̇, S . (2020). Preservice Middle School Mathematics Teachers’ Definitions of Algebraic Expression and Equation . International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research , 7 (2) , 156-164 . DOI: 10.33200/ijcer.755359
MLA Yıldız, P , Atay, A , Çi̇ftçi̇, S . "Preservice Middle School Mathematics Teachers’ Definitions of Algebraic Expression and Equation" . International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 7 (2020 ): 156-164 <http://ijcer.net/tr/pub/issue/58098/755359>
Chicago Yıldız, P , Atay, A , Çi̇ftçi̇, S . "Preservice Middle School Mathematics Teachers’ Definitions of Algebraic Expression and Equation". International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 7 (2020 ): 156-164
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ISNAD Yıldız, Pinar , Atay, Azime , Çi̇ftçi̇, S. Koza . "Preservice Middle School Mathematics Teachers’ Definitions of Algebraic Expression and Equation". International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 7 / 2 (Aralık 2020): 156-164 . https://doi.org/10.33200/ijcer.755359
AMA Yıldız P , Atay A , Çi̇ftçi̇ S . Preservice Middle School Mathematics Teachers’ Definitions of Algebraic Expression and Equation. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research. 2020; 7(2): 156-164.
Vancouver Yıldız P , Atay A , Çi̇ftçi̇ S . Preservice Middle School Mathematics Teachers’ Definitions of Algebraic Expression and Equation. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research. 2020; 7(2): 156-164.
IEEE P. Yıldız , A. Atay ve S. Çi̇ftçi̇ , "Preservice Middle School Mathematics Teachers’ Definitions of Algebraic Expression and Equation", International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, c. 7, sayı. 2, ss. 156-164, Ara. 2021, doi:10.33200/ijcer.755359