Authors : Muhtarom , Dwi Juniati and Tatag Yuli Eko Siswono
Abstract: This study discusses the beliefs of prospective teachers about nature of Mathematics with descriptors including: definition of Mathematics, relationship of Mathematics with daily life and view of the Mathematics knowledge development. The 172 prospective teachers answered to an open questionnaire and a series of semi-structured interviews. The research result showed that most students who had instrumentalist beliefs believed that Mathematics was an exact science consisting of a set of unchanging rules, proved true not interrelated but useful in life and Mathematics knowledge was predicted to remain, unchanged. Others believed that Mathematics was dynamic, creative and always developed.
Muhtarom , Dwi Juniati and Tatag Yuli Eko Siswono, 2018. Exploring Prospective Teachers Beliefs about Nature of Mathematics. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 13: 3547-3554.