Art in the middle school mathematics classroom : a case study exploring its effect on motivation

dc.contributor.advisorSands, Margaret K.
dc.contributor.authorOkbay, Ulfet Erdoğan
dc.departmentM.A. in Curriculum and Instructionen_US
dc.descriptionAnkara : The Program of Curriculum and Instruction, Bilkent University, 2013.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's) -- Bilkent University, 2013.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this mixed methods study was to explore and understand how the use of art-based mathematical activities affected motivation of grade 7 mathematics students in Turkey. Activities were used in one lesson a week for six weeks. Pre- and post-surveys measured students’ enjoyment, self-efficacy, and academic effort. Data were collected during the intervention period through focus group discussions. The discussions and survey results highlighted the key informants for interviewing. The statistical analysis indicates that using such activities in the classroom gives rise to no significant change, positive or negative, on the three constraints: enjoyment, selfefficacy and academic effort. However, group discussions and interviews of the key informants suggest that some students were affected by the intervention. Students with analytical aptitudes experienced a decrease in motivation; those who liked art were inspired and motivated. Integration of mathematics and art allowed students to view mathematics from a wider perspective than before the intervention.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityOkbay, Ulfet Erdoğanen_US
dc.format.extentxi, 98 leavesen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.subjectart-based mathematicsen_US
dc.subjectacademic efforten_US
dc.subject.lccQA11.2 .O53 2013en_US
dc.subject.lcshMathematics--Study and teaching (Secondary)en_US
dc.subject.lcshMathematics--Study and teaching (Secondary)--Turkey.en_US
dc.subject.lcshArts in education.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMotivation in education.en_US
dc.titleArt in the middle school mathematics classroom : a case study exploring its effect on motivationen_US
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