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ERIC Number: EJ1065093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun-16
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1863-9690
Early-Years Teachers' Concept Images and Concept Definitions: Triangles, Circles, and Cylinders
Tsamir, Pessia; Tirosh, Dina; Levenson, Esther; Barkai, Ruthi; Tabach, Michal
ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, v47 n3 p497-509 Jun 2015
This study investigates practicing early-years teachers' concept images and concept definitions for triangles, circles, and cylinders. Teachers were requested to define each figure and then to identify various examples and non-examples of the figure. Teachers' use of correct and precise mathematical language and reference to critical and non-critical attributes was also investigated. Results indicated that, in general, teachers were able to identify examples and non-examples of triangles and define triangles, were able to identify examples and non-examples of circles but had difficulties defining circles, and had some difficulties in both identifying examples and non-examples of cylinders and defining cylinders. Possible reasons for these results are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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