International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education

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Pre-Service Teachers’ Understanding of Continuity
APA
In-text citation: (Budak & Akcay Ozkan, 2022)
Reference: Budak, K. S., & Akcay Ozkan, Z. (2022). Pre-Service Teachers’ Understanding of Continuity. International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 17(2), em0674. https://doi.org/10.29333/iejme/11669
AMA
In-text citation: (1), (2), (3), etc.
Reference: Budak KS, Akcay Ozkan Z. Pre-Service Teachers’ Understanding of Continuity. INT ELECT J MATH ED. 2022;17(2), em0674. https://doi.org/10.29333/iejme/11669
Chicago
In-text citation: (Budak and Akcay Ozkan, 2022)
Reference: Budak, Kimberly Sirin, and Zeynep Akcay Ozkan. "Pre-Service Teachers’ Understanding of Continuity". International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education 2022 17 no. 2 (2022): em0674. https://doi.org/10.29333/iejme/11669
Harvard
In-text citation: (Budak and Akcay Ozkan, 2022)
Reference: Budak, K. S., and Akcay Ozkan, Z. (2022). Pre-Service Teachers’ Understanding of Continuity. International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 17(2), em0674. https://doi.org/10.29333/iejme/11669
MLA
In-text citation: (Budak and Akcay Ozkan, 2022)
Reference: Budak, Kimberly Sirin et al. "Pre-Service Teachers’ Understanding of Continuity". International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, vol. 17, no. 2, 2022, em0674. https://doi.org/10.29333/iejme/11669
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Reference: Budak KS, Akcay Ozkan Z. Pre-Service Teachers’ Understanding of Continuity. INT ELECT J MATH ED. 2022;17(2):em0674. https://doi.org/10.29333/iejme/11669

Abstract

In this paper, we report the analysis of thought processes used by Pre-Service Teachers’ (PSTs’) through clinical interviews as they solved an algebra task involving a linear pattern. The PST’s were asked about a mathematical model they had constructed to describe a pattern problem. Our analysis suggests that conflict factors arise due to incompatibility in participants’ personal concept definition and the formal concept definition of continuity. We identified how personal concept definitions of the participants differed and how this difference affected their decision on whether a graph was continuous or not.

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Declaration of Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest is declared by author(s).

Data sharing statement: Data supporting the findings and conclusions are available upon request from the corresponding author(s).

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