Exploring Prospective Teacher’s Beliefs about Nature of Mathematics

Muhtarom, Muhtarom and Juniati, Dwi and Siswono, Tatag Yuli Eko Exploring Prospective Teacher’s Beliefs about Nature of Mathematics. Medwell.

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This study discusses the beliefs of prospective teachers about nature of Mathematics with descriptors including: definition of Mathematics, relationship of Mathematics with daily life and view of the Mathematics knowledge development. The 172 prospective teachers answered to an open questionnaire and a series of semi-structured interviews. The research result showed that most students who had instrumentalist beliefs believed that Mathematics was an exact science consisting of a set of unchanging rules, proved true not interrelated but useful in life and Mathematics knowledge was predicted to remain, unchanged. Others believed that Mathematics was dynamic, creative and always developed.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Pendidikan Matematika, Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam dan Teknologi Informasi > Pendidikan Matematika
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email [email protected]
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2019 07:20
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2019 07:20
URI: http://eprints.upgris.ac.id/id/eprint/570

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