Journal of Applied Sciences1812-56541812-5662Asian Network for Scientific Information10.3923/jas.2009.1301.1308PekerMuratHalatErdogan7200997The purpose of this study was to find out the effects
of mathematical representations developed through WebQuest and spreadsheet
activities on the teaching anxiety level of the pre-service elementary
school teachers in mathematics. The number of pre-service elementary school
teachers involved in this study was seventy three. Thirty five of the
participants were in the experimental group and thirty eight of them were
in the control group. Whereas the participants in the experimental group
developed WebQuest activities during seven weeks of mathematics instruction,
the others in the control group did spreadsheets activities in the classroom.
The researchers used a Liker-type questionnaire, the Mathematics Teaching
Anxiety Scale (MATAS) including twenty three items as pre- and post-tests
to investigate teaching anxiety level of the participants in mathematics.
After the collection of the data, the researchers used the independent
samples t-test and ANCOVA to analyze the quantitative data. The study
indicated that there was a statistically significant difference found
in terms of teaching anxiety level between the groups favoring the one
who developed WebQuests. In other words, developing WebQuest activities
reduced the teaching anxiety levels of the pre-service elementary school
teachers more than doing spreadsheet activities in mathematics.]]>Abramovich, S. and E.K. Cho,2006Acelajado, M.J.,2004Altermatt, E.R. and M.E. Kim,2004Austin, S. and E. Wadlington,1992Baki, A., E. Tiryaki, D. Celik and B. Ã–ztekin,2000Baloğlu, M.,1999Brady, P. and A. Bowd,2005Bright, G.W.,1989Cinar, C. and H. Ardahan,2003Creswell, J.W.,1994Dede, Y. and Z. Argun,2003Dev, P.C.,1998Dodge, B.,2001Drier, H.S.,2001Edwards, N.T. and G.G. Bitter,1989Engelhard, G.,1990Freitas, S. and J. Jameson,2006Friedlander, A.,1998Gardner, L. and G. Leak,1994Goldberg, R. and J. Waxman,2003Gottfried, A.E., J.S. Fleming and A.W. Gottfried,2001Halat, E.,2007Halat, E.,2008Halat, E.,2008Halat, E. and E. Jakubowski,2001Hardy, J.V.,1998Hassanien, A.,2006Hunt, W.J.,1995Idris, N.,2006Iossi, L.,2007Isiksal, M. and P. Askar,2005Kelly, R.,2000Levine, G.,1993Levine, G.,1996Malinsky, M., A. Ross, T. Pannells and M. McJunkin,2006March, T.,2000Mason, C.L.,2000McMillan, J.H.,2000Middleton, J.A. and P. Spanias,1999NCTM.,2000Neuwirth, E.,1996Newstead, K.,1998Peker, M.,2006Peker, M.,2008Peker, M. and E. Halat,2008Rochowicz, Jr. J.A., 1996Ryan, A. and P.R. Pintrich, 1997Schofield, J.W.,1995Sgroi, R.J.,1992Sloan, T.R., B. Vinson, J. Haynes and R. Gresham,1997Sloan, T., C.J. Daane and J. Giesen,2002Stipek, D.,1998Taylor, J.A. and L. Galligan,2006Uusimaki, L. and R. Nason,2004Vinson, B.M.,2001Wachira, P., J. Keengwe and G. Onchwari,2008Wei, F.H. and G.D. Chen,2006Yao Lin, C.,2008Yoder, M.B.,1999Zakaria, E. and N.M. Nordin,2008