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ERIC Number: EJ1107884
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2301-251X
Secondary School Pre-Service Mathematics Teachers' Content Knowledge of Algebraic Word Problem in Nigeria
Usman, Ahmed Ibrahim
European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v3 n4 p350-363 2015
Knowledge and understanding of mathematical operations serves as a pre-reequisite for the successful translation of algebraic word problems. This study explored pre-service teachers' ability to recognize mathematical operations as well as use of those capabilities in constructing algebraic expressions, equations, and their solutions. The outcome of the study indicated that pre-service mathematics teachers were unable to identify words/phrases that represent mathematical operations fluently in isolated cases, construct algebraic expression, equations, and their solutions from word problems. It was expected that college courses would have profound influence on their performance, but that does not augment positively.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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