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ERIC Number: ED573186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Developments in Pre-Service Teachers' Mathematics for Teaching of Fractions
Chinnappan, Mohan; Forrester, Tricia; Thurtell-Hoare, Elise
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) (35th, Singapore, Jul 2-6, 2012)
The mathematics required for teaching is increasingly becoming an important issue for research (Ball, Thames & Phelps, 2008). This study examines the development and quality of the mathematical content knowledge of a cohort of pre-service primary teachers. We commenced the study of the impact of a Model-Based Teaching and Learning (MBTL) approach on the development of pre-service teachers' conceptual knowledge in the domain of fractions (Forrester & Chinnappan, 2011). In this present study we found further evidence for the robustness of MBTL as an effective instructional strategy in promoting conceptual knowledge.
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia