INCREASING FRESHMEN’S EXPECTATIONS, BELIEFS AND ACHIEVEMENT OF MATHEMATICS

Aysun Dogutas

Abstract


This study aimed to increase achievement level of college students on math by providing high level of expectancy, value, interest and motivation toward math. To be able to achieve this aim, action research was used instead of exploratory studies. Action research is a group of people’s identifying a problem, doing something to solve the problem, seeing how successful they were and if they weren’t satisfied by the results their retrying; in short learning by doing and living [39]. One hundred fifty freshmen of a university in Turkey participated to the study. The researcher and a math teacher implemented to the study. Results of the study showed that students’ negative beliefs and expectations can change if they get support. According to the beliefs and expectations grades of students also change and improve since positive perception makes life positive.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26689/jcer.v2i6.420

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