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ERIC Number: EJ1101772
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
Changes in How Prospective Teachers Anticipate Secondary Students' Answers
Llinares, Salvador; Fernández, Ceneida; Sánchez-Matamoros, Gloria
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v12 n8 p2155-2170 Aug 2016
This study focuses on how prospective teachers learn about students' mathematical thinking when (1) anticipating secondary students' answers reflecting different characteristics of understanding, and (2) propose new activities in relation to the classification of quadrilaterals. The data were collected from forty-eight prospective secondary school teachers enrolled in an initial training programme. The results indicate three changes in how the prospective teachers anticipate secondary students' answers in relation to the role given to a perceptual or relational perspective of the classification of quadrilaterals. These changes are described considering how prospective teachers grasp the students' understanding of the inclusive relation among quadrilaterals as a conceptual advance. We argue that prospective teachers' learning was promoted after participating in a structured environment where they had the opportunity to discuss how to recognize the features of students' understanding.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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