Merhaba Misafir

6th, 7th and 8th grade students’ misconceptions about the order of operations


The aim of this research is to determine the misconceptions among 6th, 7th and 8th grade students about the order of operations in line with arithmetic expressions and posing and solving problems related to arithmetic expressions. The research has a mixed-method research design with concurrent-triangulation design. The study group for the research comprised a total of 240 students with 78 from 6th grade, 80 from 7th grade and 82 from 8th grade chosen with the simple random sampling method from schools located in a city in the Eastern Black Sea Region in Turkey. The research used a two-tier diagnostic test developed by the researcher to determine the misconceptions of students. According to the results of the research, it was determined that 6th, 7th and 8th grade students performed arithmetic expressions from left to right without paying attention to order of operations, stated that only operations in brackets need to be performed first in terms of order of operations, did not pay attention to order of operation when writing or solving an arithmetic expression equal to a given number, and that students had difficulty posing a problem sentence involving arithmetic expressions and requiring order of operations.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : International Journal of Educational Methodology
  • Yıl : 2019
  • DOI : 10.12973/ijem.5.3.363
  • Cilt : 5
  • ISSN : 2469-9632
  • Sayı : 3
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 363-373
  • IO Kayıt No : 105207
  • Yayıncı : TAY Yayınları