In this research it is aimed to evaluate the fifth grade curriculum of secondary school mathematics course in terms of mathematics teachers’ opinions. Descriptive survey model was used in the study. The sample consists of total of 126 mathematics teachers who teach mathematics in fifth grades of secondary schools in Dulkadiroğlu, Onikişubat and Turkoğlu districts of Kahramanmaras city. In the research, a “Program Evaluation Questionnaire” developed by Berkant and Karakuş (2007) was applied to determine the teachers’ opinions towards the fifth grade curriculum of secondary school mathematics course. According to the results, teachers have both positive and negative views on the curriculum while they are undecided about the overall curriculum. It is determined that female teachers' opinions about some features of the curriculum are more positive than male teachers. It is found that according to the teachers, students’ parents do not know and adopt the features of the curriculum; the level of students’ readiness is not adequate for the implementation of the curriculum and the curriculum is not at a level that can be implemented at every school in the country. This situation is interpreted as the inadequacies of the fifth grade curriculum of secondary school mathematics course. In this context, it is proposed that teachers should receive a comprehensive in-service training by the experts to ensure that they are informed about the structure, philosophy, principles, teaching-learning approach, measurement and evaluation techniques of curriculum and to supply the better understanding about the curriculum and to improve their views on overall curriculum in a positive way.
Secondary school mathematics curriculum, curriculum evaluation, teachers’ opinions