A Review of Research on The Misconceptions in Mathematics Education

Education Research Highlights in Mathematics, Science and Technology 2017

Editors: Dr. Mack Shelley, Dr. Mustafa Pehlivan


Education Research Highlights in Mathematics, Science and Technology 2017

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A Review of Research on The Misconceptions in Mathematics Education

Chapter Authors: Yasin Ay

Abstract: Misconceptions have been determined as one of the most important bariers on learning mathematics. In this study, it is aimed to investigate and review the articles about misconceptions in mathematics and for this reason conceptual review method was conducted. Within the scope of the study, 21 articles published between 2004 and 2015 were selected through pre-determined criteria. Findings of the review revealed that the number of studies on mathematical misconceptions has increased in the last 5 years. In addition, most of the studies were conducted with primary, elementary and high school students. In these studies researchers generally used multiple choice or open-ended achievement tests. Moreover, most of the studies were conducted for the purpose of determining misconceptions, not eliminating misconceptions. Lastly, some recommendations are provided related to findings of the study.

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