The examination of elementary mathematics pre-service teachers' spatial abilities

ÖZDEMİR A. Ş. , Goktepe Yildiz S.

5th International Conference on New Horizons in Education (INTE), Paris, Fransa, 25 - 27 Haziran 2014, cilt.174, ss.594-601 identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
  • Cilt numarası: 174
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.588
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Paris
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Fransa
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.594-601


The purpose of this study is to analyze the spatial abilities of pre-service mathematics teachers according to SOLO taxonomy. For this purpose, three students with different spatial skills were selected and clinical interviews were carried out with these students. The data was evaluated qualitatively and analyzed descriptively. A section was created for each of the answers given by students. In addition to that direct quotations from the dialogues were also used. The data collected shows that as the spatial skills of pre-service teachers increase their reasoning skills also increase. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.