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dc.contributor.advisorSands, M. K.
dc.contributor.authorKarakoç, Gökhan
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-03T12:48:18Z
dc.date.available2018-01-03T12:48:18Z
dc.date.copyright2012-05
dc.date.issued2012-05
dc.date.submitted2012-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/35719
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.): Bilkent University, The Program Of Curriculum And Instruction, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2012.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 85-88).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe effectiveness of real world connections (RWC) in teaching is well accepted in the mathematics education community, however, little research has attended how and why to use RWC in mathematics. Additionally, there is a perception that the use of these connections is utilized less than its potential in the Turkish high school mathematics curriculum. Many would argue that development of students’ basic mathematical skills and the use of these skills in solving real life problems appear to be among the primary purposes of mathematics education. It can be inferred that teaching mathematics in a real world context may have a valuable place for achieving these purposes of education. This study described the feasibility of the use of RWCs in mathematics lessons as perceived by the teachers and academics (experts, n=24). In other words, experts’ opinions about advantages, disadvantages and examples of RWCs suggested by the experts were reported, using the Delphi method in two rounds. In the first round, an open-ended questionnaire to explore the subject was sent to the participants and their answers were used to create a second round Likert scale to reach a consensus. Experts suggested that the use of RWCs in mathematics lessons improves students’ motivation and interest in mathematics, helps students gain a positive attitude to mathematics, raises awareness of occupational fields where mathematics is used, helps development of conceptual learning, and mathematical process skills. The results of this study can be of interest to curriculum developers, teachers and teacher educators.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Gökhan Karakoç.en_US
dc.format.extentxiii, 109 leaves. : graphs ; 30 cmen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectMathematics curriculumen_US
dc.subjectReal world connectionsen_US
dc.subjectTeaching mathematics in high schoolsen_US
dc.subject.lccQA11.2 .K373 2012en_US
dc.titleReal world connections in high school mathematics curriculum and teachingen_US
dc.title.alternativeGerçek hayat bağlantılarının lise matematik müfredatı ve öğretimindeki yerien_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentM.A. in Curriculum and Instructionen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB132807


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