7th World Conference on Educational Sciences, Athens, Greece, 5 - 07 February 2015, vol.197, pp.582-588
The main purpose of this study to examine the prospective primary school teachers' ability to transform multiple representations. This study is a descriptive survey model that has been applied to determine prospective teachers' skills of transforming multiple representations. The sample of this study was consisted of 134 prospective teachers who are at the third grade at the department of Primary School Education in a state university in the 2012-2013 academic year. "Multiple Representation Transformation Test" which was developed by the researcher was used as the data collection tool in the research. In conclusion, the prospective primary teachers are usually successful in transformations between representations; however, that they, in this process, are unsuccessful in transforming especially oral representations into other representations. Based on this result, the factors that cause the failures of the prospective teachers in transforming oral representation can be analyzed in another study. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer-review under responsibility of Academic World Education and Research Center.