International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Mathematical Logic Knowledge of Science Teacher Candidates in Newton’s Laws of Motion*
Ismail YILMAZ, Necati YALÇIN

In this research, status of knowledge of science teacher candidates in Newton’s laws of motion was determined through their achievement level, knowledge level and the factors that are likely to have impact on their achievement levels using qualitative and quantitative methods. In the quantitative stage, the achievement level of teacher candidates was found to be 15%; whereas it was found to be 39% in the qualitative stage. Since teacher candidates’ knowledge level was based only on the variable of operation in which mathematical knowledge is used, it was concluded that they know only the mathematical dimension of formula or laws of nature. It could then be argued that it would be unlikely to take candidates’ knowledge beyond simply memorizing without teaching them logical structures of subjects.

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