THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN REFLECTIVE THINKING SKILLS AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS IN MATHEMATICS IN FOURTH-GRADE PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

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Yasemin Deringöl

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This study was conducted with the aim of determining the relationship between reflective thinking skills and academic success in mathematics in fourth-grade primary school students. The data were collected using the “Reflective Thinking Skills Scale” developed by Demirbaş (2012), and the “Personal Information Form” developed by the researcher. The data that were collected in this study which was conducted as a screening model were analyzed with SPSS 16. In the study, it was found that the reflective thinking skills of the fourth-grade primary students were high, the female students had higher reflective thinking levels than the male students, and there was a positive relationship between the reflective thinking skills of the students and their success in mathematics and academics.

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