Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(4), pp. 1120 - 1128
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070424
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Analyzing the Process of Using Project-Based Learning Method in Teaching the Concept of Tens-Ones in Elementary Math Course


Zeynep Doğan 1,*, Beyza Karabulut 2
1 Department of Basic Education, Faculty of Education, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
2 Department of Primary Education, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The aim of this study was to examine the process of applying the project-based teaching method in teaching tens and ones concept to the 1st grade students with an academic perspective and to determine the views of the students about this process. The research design was determined as a case study. For collection data, observation and interview techniques from qualitative research techniques were used. The sample of the study consisted of 37 students attending the first grade of primary school in a public school. The process of teaching tens and ones concept which was one of the themes in Math course with the students in the research sample was supported with project-based teaching method. The implementation was carried out in a 4-week period. As a data collection tool, observation form and semi-structured interview form were used. According to the results obtained from the research, students generally had a positive view about the method applied. It was also observed that the process contributed to the students' learning of the subject. Besides, all the students stated that they had a positive affective process regarding the implementation period. Since the process also involved a group work, it was observed that some students had difficulties in working with their friends in this process. It was seen that the students need the teacher guidance in the process of structuring the projects at the most.

KEYWORDS
Mathematics Education, Primary School Students, Project-Based Learning, Tens-Ones

Cite this paper
Zeynep Doğan , Beyza Karabulut . "Analyzing the Process of Using Project-Based Learning Method in Teaching the Concept of Tens-Ones in Elementary Math Course." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.4 (2019) 1120 - 1128. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070424.