Seventh Grade Student’s Translational Skills Among Mathematical Representations

By Feride Ozyildirim, Sema Ipek and Oylum Akkus.

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The concept of multiple representations involves representing a concept in distinct modes. In mathematics education this concept is emphasized by many researchers. It was mentioned in many research studies that using multiple representations in mathematics will enhance conceptual and grounded mathematical understanding. Knowing this helped shaped the aim of this study which is to determine seventh grade student’s translational skills in different mathematical representational modes. For this purpose first a test measuring translational skills of students in algebra was administered and then semi-structured interviews were conducted with selected eight students. The findings denoted that students had major difficulties in representational translational process.

Keywords: Algebraic Learning, Representational Skills, Translational Ability

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp.197-206. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.290MB).

Res. Assist. Feride Ozyildirim

Research Assistant, Elementary Mathematics Division, University of Hacettepe, Ankara, Turkey

I was graduated from Middle East Technical University. My department was Mathematics Education. I have been working as a research assistant in the department of elementary mathematics education at Hacettepe University for approximately one year.

Sema Ipek

Graduate Student, Elementary Mathematics Division, University of Hacettepe, ankara, Turkey

I was graduated from Middle East Technical University. My department was Mathematics Education. Now I am a graduate student in the department of elementary mathematics education at Hacettepe University. My research interests are geometrical thinking, using technology in mathematics.

Oylum Akkus

Assistant Professor Doctor, Elementary Mathematics Education, University of Hacettepe, Ankara, Turkey

I am graduated from Middle East Technical University from the department of Mathematics Education in 1997. I completed my PhD at the same department. Since 1998 I have been working at the department of mathematics education in Hacettepe University. I am interested in using multiple representation in mathematics teaching, algebraic learning, and creative drama.

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