An Investigation into the Performance Solution Strategies and Difficulties in Middle School Students Calculation of the Volume of a Rectangular Prism

2014-01-01
Reyhan, Tekin Sitrava
Işıksal Bostan, Mine
This qualitative study examined middle school students' performance, solution strategies, difficulties and the underlying reasons for their difficulties in calculating the volume of a rectangular prism. The data was collected from 35 middle school students (6th, 7th and 8th grade students) enrolled in a private school in Istanbul, Turkey. The data was obtained from a questionnaire involving 3 problems and one-to-one semi-structured interviews with all the participants after the application of the questionnaire. The results revealed that the students had a moderate level of performance in terms of calculating the volume of a rectangular prism. Moreover, the analysis showed that students were able to create a limited number of solution strategies for the given problems. In addition, some students were not able to correctly calculate the volume of a rectangular prism and they had difficulties in calculating the volume of a rectangular prism. A discussion of findings and recommendations for future research studies are given.
Citation Formats
T. S. Reyhan and M. Işıksal Bostan, “An Investigation into the Performance Solution Strategies and Difficulties in Middle School Students Calculation of the Volume of a Rectangular Prism,” pp. 2–27, 2014, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/84709.