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THE DEVELOPMENT OF ATTITUDES AND BELIEFS QUESTIONNAIRE TOWARDS USING HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

2011-02-13
Alpaslan, Mustafa
Işıksal Bostan, Mine
Haser, Çiğdem
This study intends developing a valid and reliable instrument in order to determine pre-service mathematics teachers' attitudes and beliefs towards using history of mathematics in school mathematics courses. The data were collected at the beginning of the fall semester of 2010-2011 academic year from 237 teacher candidates in Turkey via Attitudes and Beliefs towards the Use of History of Mathematics in Mathematics Education (ABHME) Questionnaire developed by the researchers. The reliability coefficient of the ABHME was calculated as .91 and explanatory factor analysis revealed three factors: positive attitudes and beliefs towards the use of history in mathematics education, negative attitudes and beliefs towards the use of history in mathematics education, and self-efficacy beliefs towards the use of history in mathematics education.