An Investigation of Eighth Grade Students’ Skills in Different Problem Posing Types

  • Kemal Özgen Associate Proffesor


The purpose of this study is to investigate eighth grade students’ skills in different problem posing types. The study was conducted with the case study which is within the scope of descriptive research. The study was conducted with 166 eighth grade students. The Problem Posing Test was used as a data collection tool. In the analysis of the data, an analytical rubric developed by the researchers was used. Problem posing assessment criteria’s were mathematical expression, language, suitability for acquisitions, quantity and quality of data, solvability, originality and presence of the solution. The data were analyzed descriptively with a qualitative approach. As a result of the analysis of the obtained data, it was observed that the students had generally low success in different problem posing activities. In addition, students had more difficulty in free problem posing type. It was found that the majority of the problems students posed were routine problems. It was determined that students mostly used “writing an equation” and “drawing a shape” strategies for the solutions of the problems they posed in different problem posing types