Education Quarterly Reviews
Published: 30 April 2021
Middle School Students’ Problem Posing Processes
Mustafa Zeki Aydoğdu, Elif Türnüklü
Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey
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Keywords: Geometry, Middle School Students, Problem Posing
Problem posing has an important place in mathematics education curriculum in many countries. There are a few studies in the literature that reveal students' problem posing processes. The purpose of this research is to examine the problem posing processes of middle school students in geometry. The Research was carried out with 160 students who are in 5th-8th grades (aged 11-14). When the findings obtained in the study were examined, it was understood that the students followed some certain ways while posing problems, identified in the research. The processes followed by the students while they are posing problems are classified into 5 steps. It has been observed that the students do not go through all steps in problem posing processes; while some students use all of these steps, the others use some of them. The students are divided into four different types according to the way they used in their problem posing processes.
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