Models and Mathematical Modelling: What Do Teachers and Preservice Teachers Know?

Yasar Akkan, Mesut Ozturk, Pinar Akkan, Zafer Cakir


The aim of the research is to examine the perspectives of teachers and preservice teachers in regard with models,
mathematical models and mathematical modelling process in different variables terms and to compare them. In this
research that is having quantitative research design survey method, which is one of the descriptive research technic,
survey method is used. Research is performed with 127 teacher and preservice teachers. It is benefitted from a
different survey in the stage of data collection and open ended questions that is developed by the researcher. In the
analysis of the data, descriptive and inferential statistical methods and content analysis method were used. As a result,
views of the teachers and preservice teachers regarding (mathematical) models and mathematical modelling shows
differences according to some variables, however, it is not found out most significant differences in the views of the
teachers and preservice teachers in regard with these subjects.

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