id: 06618353
dt: j
an: 2016e.00196
au: Sağlam, Yasemin; Dost, Şenol
ti: A qualitative research on example generation capabilities of university
students.
so: Int. J. Sci. Math. Educ. 14, No. 5, 979-996 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
la: EN
cc: C45 C35 I15
ut: example generation; example space; university students; real analysis
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/s10763-015-9624-7
ab: Summary: Examples which are used in exploring a procedure or
comprehending/concretizing a mathematical concept are powerful teaching
tools. Generating examples other than conventional ones is both a means
for research and a pedagogical method. The aim of this study is to
determine the transition process between example generation strategies,
and the factors affecting success of the students in generating
examples in a Real Analysis course. The participants of the study
consisted of 27 undergraduate mathematics students. At the end of the
study, it was observed that some of the participants used especially
the trial and error strategy as an effective step in the transition to
the transformation strategy. Definitions were used by participants as a
trigger for example generation and to reflect on concepts during this
process in order to reduce cognitive demand.
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