Özge Özcan, Elif Bahadır


When the studies aimed at determining the relationship between 'mathematics' and 'culture' are scanned, although there are many researches carried out worldwide, the researches carried out in our country are quite few. The research aims to determine the perspectives of mathematics teachers and teacher candidates on the relationship between 'Mathematics' and 'Culture' and is important in terms of making a contribution to the field literature on ethnomathematics and cultural mathematics. The participants are 34 mathematics teacher candidates who have taken the "Mathematics and Culture" course and 32 mathematics teachers who are actively working at various. A form consisting of 4 open-ended questions was used. The qualitative data obtained from the answers to these questions were evaluated through content analysis. At the end of the application, it shows that teachers and teacher candidates know the ways to recognize culture and intercultural situations and that the teacher candidates who are not aware of these situations are more than the teachers. Both teachers and teacher candidates see cultural diversity as a privilege that is positive, useful and can develop people both socially and individually. When asked about the contributions of cultural diversity to mathematics education, they agreed that both teachers and teacher candidates will develop students socially, increase course efficiency and provide permanent and meaningful learning, and develop the mind individually and create a rich perspective. However, teachers had more negative ideas about the reflection of cultural diversity in their classrooms on mathematics education than teacher candidates and stated that students would have problems with adaptation, disagreements, and communication problems would increase.


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