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Investigation of Primary School 4th Grade Students' Metaphorical Perceptions of Mathematics Course

The aim of this study is to reveal the metaphorical perceptions of 4th grade students in mathematics related to visual materials. The sample of the study consisted of 39 primary school 4th grade students who were studying in a public school in Bakırköy district of İstanbul in the 2017-2018 academic year. A case study which is one of the qualitative research methods is used as research design. As a means of collecting data, students were given written papers on the subject of mathematics. In the analysis of the data, the visuals or drawings of the students were examined in detail. The metaphors formed by the students were gathered under 4 main titles as a result of the opinions taken from the experts. All the metaphors formed by the students were collected under the headings of affective situations, impact on life, school and classroom environment, mathematical expressions and concepts. At the end of the study, it was seen that the students perceived mathematics as a tool of the course they learned and also affected the students' emotions. In the affective situations category, while female students create more negative metaphors, the metaphors formed by girls in the life effect category are equal or negative.


Primary school; 4th grade; metaphorical perception; math; drawing.

Yazar: Zeynep DOĞAN - - Damla SÖNMEZ
Sayfa Sayısı: 245-262
Tam Metin:
Turkish Studies
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