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ERIC Number: EJ1043047
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Developing New Views on Taken-for-Granted Assumptions: The Case of Division of Fractions
Lee, Ji-Eun
Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, v1 Dec 2013
This article outlines a discussion had by a group of prospective teachers regarding questions that remained after their previous experiences as students. The discussion was focused on the rules associated with the division of decimals. Prospective teachers' initial discussion showed a strong tendency to handle the rules as taken-for-granted facts. As discussion progressed, however, they showed more accountability for their learning by connecting previously known concepts/explanations to justify the rules in the target question.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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