Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4(7), pp. 1533 - 1544
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040706
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An Examination of the Domain of Multivariable Functions Using the Pirie-Kieren Model


Sare Sengul 1, Sevda Goktepe Yildiz 2,*
1 Ataturk Faculty of Education, Marmara University, Goztepe Campus, Turkey
2 Faculty of Education, Yildiz Technical University, Davutpasa Campus, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The aim of this study is to employ the Pirie-Kieren model so as to examine the understandings relating to the domain of multivariable functions held by primary school mathematics preservice teachers. The data obtained was categorized according to Pirie-Kieren model and demonstrated visually in tables and bar charts. The study group consisted of forty sophomore primary school mathematics preservice teachers during the process of their education at a state university in Turkey. The data were collected via a test consisting of open-ended questions prepared by the researchers of the study. The findings demonstrated that preservice teachers submitted answers predominantly at the "property noticing" stage as defined by the Pirie-Kieren model. In addition, answers by participants were also encountered within the "image making" and "image having" stages of the model.

KEYWORDS
Multivariable Functions, Finding Domain of a Function, The Pirie-Kieren Model

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Sare Sengul , Sevda Goktepe Yildiz , "An Examination of the Domain of Multivariable Functions Using the Pirie-Kieren Model," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 4, No. 7, pp. 1533 - 1544, 2016. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040706.

(b). APA Format:
Sare Sengul , Sevda Goktepe Yildiz (2016). An Examination of the Domain of Multivariable Functions Using the Pirie-Kieren Model. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 4(7), 1533 - 1544. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040706.