Determining the graphical literacy levels of the middle school mathematics teachers
Sefa Uyanik 1 * , Dilara Elbir 2 , Zeynep Medine Ozmen 3
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1 Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Faculty of Education, Trakya University, Edirne, TURKEY2 Damyeri Middle School, Turkish Ministry of Education, Ordu, TURKEY3 Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Fatih Faculty of Education, Trabzon University, Trabzon, TURKEY* Corresponding Author

Abstract

This study aims to determine the graphical literacy levels of middle school mathematics teachers. The participants of the study consisted of 33 middle school mathematics teachers working in different provinces. The data of the study were collected with the help of the graphical literacy test created by the researchers. The data were analyzed by content analysis method. As a result of the study, it was seen that the teachers were more successful in the questions that required reading the data in the graph. It has been revealed that teachers are unsuccessful in reading beyond data questions that require higher-level thinking. In addition, the teachers had the most difficulty creating the graphs. In other words, it was determined that the graphical literacy levels of the teachers were low. Therefore, it is thought that studies to improve the graphical literacy skills of teachers in in-service training programs will be important.

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Article Type: Research Article

PEDAGOGICAL RES, Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2023, Article No: em0158

https://doi.org/10.29333/pr/13003

Online publication date: 26 Feb 2023

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