Developing an activity design model for assessing teachers' mathematical understanding

Görgüt R. Ç., DEDE Y.

International Journal of Educational Research, vol.117, 2023 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 117
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijer.2022.102111
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Educational Research
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, Periodicals Index Online, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Index Islamicus, DIALNET
  • Keywords: Assessing mathematical understanding, Developing model, Pre -service mathematics teachers, Task
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 Elsevier LtdThis study indented to develop an activity design model to assess mathematical understanding. For this purpose, the Assessing mathematical understanding [AMU] Model was designed using the design experiment method. A fourteen-week study with pre-service mathematics teachers determined by convenience sampling and criterion sampling methods revealed the pre-service teachers' mathematical understanding skills and the phases of the AMU Model. The data were collected through the course activities designed independently by the pre-service mathematics teachers for assessing mathematical understanding and the activity assessment forms designed by the researchers and applied to the pre-service teachers. Data were analyzed using ongoing analysis and retrospective analysis. Results revealed that pre-service mathematics teachers' skills for assessing mathematical understanding improved with the AMU Model, which consists of interrelated phases such as self-assessment, peer -assessment, whole-class discussion, and sample video recordings. Some suggestions for further research were also made based on the results.