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Difficulties and Errors of 1st Grade Computer Teaching and Technology Department Students on Discontinuity Types of Partial Functions and Some Certain Functions
Pure and Applied Mathematics Journal
Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015, Pages: 66-69
Received: Apr. 2, 2015; Accepted: Apr. 10, 2015; Published: Apr. 18, 2015
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Melis Minisker, Mustafa Kemal University, Department of Mathematics, Antakya, Hatay, Turkey
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Abstract
The aim of this study is to investigate difficulties and errors of 1st grade Computer Teaching and Technology Department students on discontinuity kinds of partial functions and some certain functions. The data is gathered by the questionnaire containing 10 open ended questions. The answers of students are categorized according to 0-3 points’ schema. Based on the results and detailed analysis of students’ responses it is observed that students have many difficulties on finding the right and left hand side limit of partial functions on specific points. So it leads errors on determining the discontinuity types of these functions. Moreover, the results of analysis show that students have some difficulties on determining the discontinuity of some specific functions.
Keywords
Partial Function, Questionnaire, Discontinuity
Melis Minisker, Difficulties and Errors of 1st Grade Computer Teaching and Technology Department Students on Discontinuity Types of Partial Functions and Some Certain Functions, Pure and Applied Mathematics Journal. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2015, pp. 66-69. doi: 10.11648/j.pamj.20150403.11
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