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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(2), 142-151
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-2-6
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The Relationship between Eighth Grade Elementary Students’ Operational and Measurable Prediction Skills and Mathematical Literacy

Ömer Faruk Çetin1 and Kemal Köse2

1Elementary Mathematics Education Department, Erzincan University, Erzincan, TURKEY

2Ministry of National Education, Ordu, TURKEY

Pub. Date: February 04, 2015

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Ömer Faruk Çetin and Kemal Köse. The Relationship between Eighth Grade Elementary Students’ Operational and Measurable Prediction Skills and Mathematical Literacy. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(2):142-151. doi: 10.12691/education-3-2-6

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate relationship between eighth grade elementary students’ operational and measurable prediction skills and their mathematical literacy. Mathematical literacy is a very broad term but in the present study it was narrowed with students’ daily life issues and used for regarding students’ mathematics usage in their daily life according to their levels. In the study, quantitative methodology to investigate the levels of the students’ prediction skills and mathematical literacy and qualitative methodology to determine the students’ strategies in the prediction question were chosen. The participants of the study were chosen with a stratified sampling random strategy from a medium-scaled city of East Anatolian Region of Turkey in the academic year 2011–2012. The participants were 221 eighth grade students from 20 national elementary schools. As data collection tools, a “Measurable and Operational Prediction Skill Test” including ten questions for the prediction skill and “Mathematical Literacy Test” including 20 questions were used. The findings showed that there was a significant relationship between measurable and operational prediction skills. Also it was observed that the students having high score of measurable and operational prediction skills became more successful in the mathematical literacy test. The gender did not have any significant impact on these variables.

Keywords:
literacy mathematical literacy prediction measurable prediction operational prediction

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