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ERIC Number: EJ1038198
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1386-4416
Prospective Secondary Mathematics Teachers' Pedagogical Knowledge for Teaching the Estimation of Length Measurements
Subramaniam, Karthigeyan
Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, v17 n2 p177-198 Apr 2014
Prospective secondary mathematics teachers' pedagogical knowledge for teaching the estimation of length measurements was investigated by examining their personal benchmarks for measurement estimation. Benchmarks for measurement estimation are the meaningful representations of units that serve to increase one's understanding of measurement and one's ability to estimate measurements. Data included electronic journal responses, observation and verbal data, and work samples. Thematic analysis revealed that prospective teachers possessed various benchmarks for measurement estimation that enabled them to estimate length measurements, but these benchmarks for measurement estimation were not evident in participants' pedagogical knowledge for teaching the estimation of length measurements. Participants' pedagogical knowledge for teaching the estimation of length measurements was instead based on the belief that hands-on activities were the only way to teach the estimation of length measurements.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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