Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A Serkan Narli
%D 2010 
%J  International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 43, 2010
%T Do Students Really Understand Topology in the Lesson? A Case Study
%V 43
%X This study aims to specify to what extent students
understand topology during the lesson and to determine possible
misconceptions. 14 teacher trainees registered at Secondary School
Mathematics education department were observed in the topology
lessons throughout a semester and data collected at the first topology
lesson is presented here. Students- knowledge was evaluated using a
written test right before and after the topology lesson. Thus, what the
students learnt in terms of the definition and examples of topologic
space were specified as well as possible misconceptions. The
findings indicated that students did not fully comprehend the topic
and misunderstandings were due to insufficient pre-requisite
knowledge of abstract mathematical topics and mathematical
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