The strategies of using the generalizing patterns of the primary school 5th grade students

Tanişlf D., ÖZDAŞ A.

Kuram ve Uygulamada Egitim Bilimleri, vol.9, no.3, pp.1485-1497, 2009 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: Kuram ve Uygulamada Egitim Bilimleri
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1485-1497
  • Keywords: Elementary, Generalization, Mathematics education, Pattern
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The main purpose of this study is to determine the strategies of using the generalizing patterns of the primary fifth grade students. The practice of this research is conducted on twelve students, which have high, middle and low success levels. Task based interviews and students journals are used as the tools for data collection. For the analysis of the data, a classification method including "data reduction", "data display"and"drawing conclusion and verification" are used. At the end of the research, it is seen that the visual and numerical approaches are adopted in the generalization of patterns and the visual approach is made easy for generalization, as well. In generally, the present strategies in the generalizing of patterns are also taken into account of near or far generalizing. The recursive strategies are used in the near generalizing. However, the explicit strategies are determined in using far generalizing. © 2009 Eǧitim Danişmanliǧi ve Araştirmalan İletişim Hizmetlri Tic. Ltd. Şti.