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ERIC Number: EJ1085294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
Pre-Service Elementary Teachers' Mathematics Content Knowledge: A Predictor of Sixth Graders' Mathematics Performance
Shirvani, Hosin
International Journal of Instruction, v8 n1 p133-142 Jan 2015
This study examined the knowledge of mathematics content of elementary pre-service teachers at a sixth grade level. The researcher administered a mathematics test for sixth graders mandated by the Texas Education Agency to pre-service teachers; the same test was given to sixth graders in Texas. The study found that pre-service teachers performed lowest on objective four of the test which measures knowledge of measurement in mathematics. This performance was compared with children's scores in objective four and found that children also received the lowest score among the objectives of the test. This study implies that teachers' knowledge could affect students' performance on mathematics. The participants were 87 pre-service teachers with over 90% having a Hispanic ethnic background.
International Journal of Instruction. Usak University, College of Education, Ankara Izmir Yolu, 1 Eylul Kampusu, Usak, 64200, Turkey. Tel: +90-5357355455; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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