Investigation of science and technology exam questions in terms of mathematical knowledge

Cebesoy U. B. , Yeniterzi B.

5th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Rome, Italy, 5 - 08 February 2013, vol.116, pp.2711-2716 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 116
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.641
  • City: Rome
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.2711-2716
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The connection between science and mathematics is undeniable but also a complex phenomenon. The present study aimed to examine types of questions in science exam papers in 7th grade "force and motion" unit and the consistency between questions and objectives in this unit. The study also aimed to determine if there are questions related to mathematics. If yes, which mathematics subjects they are related with. Document analysis was used for data collection. 19 exam papers prepared by different science teachers were collected and examined. Findings revealed that science teachers mainly used multiple choice questions and their questions included mathematical knowledge. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of Academic World Education and Research Center.