Turgut, Melih; Cantürk-Günhan, Berna; Yılmaz, Süha
April 2009
e-Journal of New World Sciences Academy (NWSA);2009, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p317
Academic Journal
The purpose of this study is to investigate pre-service primary mathematics teachers' knowledge levels about spatial ability. This study was conducted in Ä°zmir with 24 pre-service elementary mathematics teachers of Dokuz Eylul University Buca Educational Faculty department of primary mathematics teacher. This research is a descriptive study. To collect data an interview form, which contains 7 open-ended questions, were used. In order to analyze the obtained data, frequencies, mean and percent were used. The results indicated that pre-service primary mathematics teachers' knowledge level about spatial ability was too low. Moreover, although the pre-service primary mathematics teachers had adequate knowledge about the learning methods and to prepare the activities, it shown that their knowledge about how they use to improve the students' spatial abilities was inadequate.


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