A Study on Investigating Eight Grade Students' Reasoning Skills on Measurement: The Case of Cylinder


Isıksal Bostan M. , Koç Y., Osmanoğlu A.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, cilt.35, ss.16-25, 2010 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 35
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.16-25

Özet

The purpose of this study was to investigate 81 grade students' reasoning skills on measurement. Specifically, in case of surface area and volume of a cylinder. The data were collected from 271 eight grade elementary school students enrolled in three public and two private schools in Ankara at the end of 2008 spring semester. In order to investigate the elementary students' reasoning skills regarding the area and volume of a cylinder, the Cylinder Exploration Task (CET, Merseth, 2003) was administered as the measuring instrument. The results revealed that 8(th) grade students had difficulty in solving the problems demanding the conceptual understanding on reasoning and measuring the surface area and volume of cylinder. Discussion of findings and recommendations for future research studies were provided.