Teachers’ Role And Responsibility İn Improving Preschool Students’ Mathematical Skills
There is an increasing tendency to early childhood education in the world. In the context of mathematics education, children begin early childhood education with their informal mathematical skills. The aim of this research is to determine the role and the responsibilities of preschool teachers in improving their mathematical skills. The study was done in Ağrı Province during 2013-2014 academic year as a case study. Participants were 27 preschool teachers who were selected via with convenient sampling method. In order to collect data from preschool teachers, Delphi technique was applied, participants were compromised in four stages of the delphi technique. As a result of the research, the responsibilities of preschool teachers were found as considering children's ages, individual differences, making math fun, preparing a safe environment and choosing colored materials. As the role of preschool teachers in improving students’ mathematical skills, participants have agreed upon guidance and didactic roles of teachers.