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ERIC Number: EJ1070126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1609-4913
On In-Service Mathematics Teachers' Content Knowledge on Kinematics
Toh, Tin-Lam
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, v6 n2 Article 7 Dec 2005
This paper reports a preliminary study on in-service Additional mathematics teachers' knowledge of kinematics concepts. A survey consisting of TRUE/FALSE questions was issued to the participating teachers. The questions were collations of the common misconceptions identified by some local Physics teachers among the local Physics students. The participants were asked to supply the answers to the questionnaire with their answers substantiated with reasons. In this paper, we discuss the results of the survey done on a group of twenty six in-service Additional mathematics teachers and classify the teachers' misconceptions of kinematics concepts. The finding of this initial survey could be useful to spur further research on Mathematics teachers' subject content knowledge on kinematics. Pragmatically it would also be useful for any agency which is planning for any content upgrading workshops for in-service teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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