Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Mathematics and Mistake IME 412 8 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi NURAY ÇALIŞKAN DEDEOĞLU
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants

Research Assistant Büşra Çaylan

Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective

Create awareness about the mistakes made in mathematics and to investigate ways of correcting these errors.

Course Content

What is a mathematical error?, What are the reasons for making mistakes, in mathematics?, The relationship between the misconception and error, mathematical proofs, paradoxes, errors whiches known correct, mathematical sophistry.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Explain the reasons of mathematical errors. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
2 Apply the methods of mathematical proof. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
3 Illustrate the mathematical sophistry. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Homework, Testing, Oral Exam,
4 Question errors whiches known correct in mathematics. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
5 Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
6 Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 What is a mathematical error?
2 What are the reasons for making mistakes, in mathematics?
3 What are the reasons for making mistakes, in mathematics?
4 The relationship between the misconception and error.
5 Methods of mathematical proofs.
6 Methods of mathematical proofs.
7 Paradoxes.
8 Paradoxes.
9 Mid-term exam.
10 Errors whiches known correct.
11 Errors whiches known correct.
12 Errors whiches known correct.
13 Mathematical sophistry.
14 Mathematical sophistry.
Course Notes
Course Resources

Matematik ve Hata, Pan yayıncılık, İstanbul (Yazar: Nurettin ÇALIŞKAN)

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Have general information about basic concept, theory and applicaitons on mathematics X
2 Have ability of mathematical thinking and apply to real life X
3 Classify a problem systematically also create comprehensible, understandable and objective solutions X
4 Establish relationship among events looked different X
5 Get clear and exact ideas about relationships among time, place and numbers X
6 Use principles of scientific method on problem solving X
7 Have character on explorer, impartial, disinterested, give sound decisions, open mind and believe that spreading information is needed X
8 Think creative and critical X
9 Improve methods as fast, understandable and practical to faced problems X
10 Have information about national and international modern problems
11 Get life long learning behaviour X
12 Know and apply approach, aim, goal, principle and techniques of teaching program on special field with basic value and principles of Turkish National Education System X
13 Evaluate development and learning of students, provide to evaluate self-assessment and other students. Use the assessment results to better instruction; share the results with student, parent, administrators and teachers.
14 Endeavor for constant development by making self-evaluation. Open the new knowledge and ideas, have a role to develop himself/herself and his/her institution. Have enough knowledge and conscious to protection subjects on society values and environment.
15 Interrogator ( get habit to find source of knowledge by asking “Why?” question instead of direct acceptance to given knowledges ) X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 40
1. Kısa Sınav 20
1. Ödev 20
2. Kısa Sınav 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 3 3
Quiz 2 3 6
Assignment 1 10 10
Final examination 1 3 3
Total Workload 118
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.72
dersAKTSKredisi 5