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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2023, Vol. 19(5) 172-185

Mathematical Reasoning Skills as a Predictive of Number Sense

Ahsen Seda Bulut & Okan Kuzu

pp. 172 - 185   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2211-07-0011.R1

Published online: October 16, 2023  |   Number of Views: 53  |  Number of Download: 185


This study aims to examine the relationship between number sense skills and mathematical reasoning skills of preservice mathematics teachers. The research was conducted with 124 preservice mathematics teachers in the 2018-2019 academic year. Correlational model, one of the quantitative research methods, is used in the research. Data was analysed by the simple linear regression analysis, and the multiple regression analysis. As a result of the analysis, it was determined that the mathematical reasoning skills and the number sense skills of the preservice mathematics teachers were at "High" level. A statistically significant relationshi was observed between preservice mathematics teachers' mathematical reasoning skills and their number sense skills, both in general and in some of its factors. Besides, the main findings of this study was determined that mathematical reasoning skill was a significant predictor of the number sense skill. It was seen that the strongest predictor of number sense was "solving non-routine problems" and the weakest predictor was "recognizing and using mathematical patterns". Thus, it is thought that this study is particularly important in that it emphasizes the strong relationship between number sense and non-routine problems and illustrates that this aspect has a great importance in terms of number sense skills of preservice mathematics teachers.

Keywords: Number Sense, Mathematical Reasoning Skills, Preservice Mathematics Teachers

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APA 6th edition
Bulut, A.S. & Kuzu, O. (2023). Mathematical Reasoning Skills as a Predictive of Number Sense . International Journal of Progressive Education, 19(5), 172-185. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2023.603.11

Bulut, A. and Kuzu, O. (2023). Mathematical Reasoning Skills as a Predictive of Number Sense . International Journal of Progressive Education, 19(5), pp. 172-185.

Chicago 16th edition
Bulut, Ahsen Seda and Okan Kuzu (2023). "Mathematical Reasoning Skills as a Predictive of Number Sense ". International Journal of Progressive Education 19 (5):172-185. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2023.603.11.

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