ERIC Number: ED137306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Judgements of Mathematical Arguments by Future Elementary Teachers.
Damarin, Suzanne K.
Preservice elementary teachers' use of examples in recognizing and disproving invalid deductive arguments related to topics in elementary school mathematics was examined. Two forms of the Classroom Logic Test were developed, one multiple choice and one free response. Subjects were asked to judge the correctness of arguments and, if incorrect, provide feedback. Tests were administered to 50 students enrolled in a mathematics methods course. The major finding indicated that subjects provided the list of options erred by rejecting valid arguments, while those not given the list accepted invalid arguments. Findings are related to issues in mathematics teacher education. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977)