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ERIC Number: EJ1112182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2014-3621
The Use of the History of Mathematics in the Teaching Pre-Service Mathematics Teachers
Galante, Dianna
REDIMAT - Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, v3 n2 p110-120 Jun 2014
Many scholars have written about using the history of mathematics in the teaching of pre-service mathematics teachers. For this study, pre-service mathematics teachers developed an electronic journal of reflections based on presentations in the history of mathematics in a secondary mathematics education course. The main purpose of the "Mathematics History Journal" was to help measure the mathematics content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge of the pre-service mathematics teachers for accreditation purposes. Results of the study indicated that by allowing pre-service teachers to investigate and present topics in the history of mathematics, pre-service teachers believed they strengthened their mathematics content knowledge and were introduced to a new avenue for teaching secondary students about mathematics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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