Problem-Solving Performance and Mathematics Achievement: The Mediating Role of Eye Tracking Measurements


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Şimşek İ. , Uygun T., Güner P.

International Online Journal of Education and Teaching , no.3, ss.1111-1124, 2020 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Dergi Adı: International Online Journal of Education and Teaching
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1111-1124

Özet

The purpose of the present study was to propose a model for mathematics achievement considering the mediating role of eye tracking measurements in the relationship between problem solving performance and mathematics achievement. In this sequential explanatory mixed method research design, a geometry test was conducted to 381 7th grade students. Their problem-solving process was recorded using eye tracking technology. Also, their mathematics achievement scores were acquired from their schools. Afterwards, semi-structured interviews were conducted to 15 students. Based on the results, it was observed that there was a positive relationship among problem-solving performance and mathematics achievement while eye tracking measurements were negatively correlated to problem solving performance and mathematics achievement. Qualitative findings also confirmed these results. Moreover, the hypothesized model could approximately express 22% of the variance on mathematics achievement.