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ERIC Number: ED489547
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Experiencing Research Practice in Pure Mathematics in a Teacher Training Context
Knoll, Eva; Ernest, Paul; Morgan, Simon
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 28th, Bergen, Norway, July 14-18, 2004
This paper presents the early results of an experiment involving a class of elementary student teachers within the context of their mathematics preparation. The motivation of the exercise centered on giving them an experience with mathematical research at their own level and ascertaining its impact on their attitudes and beliefs. The students spent the first month working on open-ended geometrical topics. In the second month, working alone or in groups of up to four, they chose one or more of these topics then worked on a problem of their own design. The students spent the class time developing their ideas using strategies such as generating examples and non-examples, generalising, etc. Reference to books was not accepted as a research tool, but the instruction team monitored student progress and was available for questions. [For complete proceedings, see ED489538.]
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 35 Aandwind Street, Kirstenhof, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa. Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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