Mental images of 48–72-month-old children about the concept of mathematics
48-72 aylık çocukların matematik kavramına ilişkin sahip oldukları zihinsel imgeleri
This research aims to determine the mental images of the 48-72 month-old children attending pre-school education regarding mathematics by using the metaphor technique. This qualitative research was designed in the "phenomenology" model. In order to reveal the metaphors they have about the concept of "mathematics" to the children participating in the research, "What do you think mathematics looks like? Why?" and "If math was a color, what color do you think it would be? Why?" questions were asked and the answers were noted.The answers received from these interviews constitute the primary data source of the research. The data were analyzed by creating codes and categories. As a result of the research, it has been observed that even in the pre-school period, where learning experiences should be presented through play, children symbolize mathematics mostly with paper and pencil.It was also noted that children created metaphors reflecting fear and hate for mathematics.
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