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Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2022, Vol. 17(1) 295-311

Examination of Mathematical Errors and Mistakes in Calculus Course

Davut Köğce

pp. 295 - 311   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2108-11-0002.R1

Published online: March 01, 2022  |   Number of Views: 64  |  Number of Download: 325


This study was conducted to identify mathematical errors and mistakes made by preservice elementary mathematics teachers in the calculus course. To that end, the document analysis method of qualitative research models was used in the research. The sample of the research included a total of 75 preservice teachers who were attending the Department of Elementary Mathematics Education in the Faculty of Education at a public university and taking the calculus I course during the fall term of 2016-2017 academic year. Accordingly, written documents including the participant preservice teachers’ papers of interim exams, practice exams, and general exams constituted the data source. The exam papers were scanned with a scanner and transformed into the electronic environment. A content analysis was performed with the data by using MAXQDA 12 qualitative data analysis program, and “data coding” of data analysis techniques was utilized. It was concluded that the preservice teachers made procedural and conceptual errors and mistakes, mathematical errors and mistakes such as recalling generalizations incompletely or incorrectly. Some recommendations were made in light of these results.

Keywords: Preservice mathematics teachers, Calculus course, Mathematical errors, Mathematical mistakes

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APA 6th edition
Kogce, D. (2022). Examination of Mathematical Errors and Mistakes in Calculus Course . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 17(1), 295-311. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2022.248.15

Kogce, D. (2022). Examination of Mathematical Errors and Mistakes in Calculus Course . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 17(1), pp. 295-311.

Chicago 16th edition
Kogce, Davut (2022). "Examination of Mathematical Errors and Mistakes in Calculus Course ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 17 (1):295-311. doi:10.29329/epasr.2022.248.15.

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