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ERIC Number: EJ1177890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1029-8457
A Model for the Development and Transformation of Teachers' Mathematical Content Knowledge
Plotz, Mariana; Froneman, Sonica; Nieuwoudt, Hercules
African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, v16 n1 p69-81 2012
In this paper we offer a theoretical discussion on the mathematical content knowledge development of secondary school mathematics teachers. We discuss relevant studies from literature and use different views and conceptions of school mathematics to propose a model to develop or transform the mathematical content knowledge of secondary school mathematics teachers in such a way that they are able to reconsider their beliefs about the nature of school mathematics. In the model we view mathematics teaching as a kind of problem solving where mathematical content knowledge has to be unpacked and communicated after teachers have reflected on the components of the model, namely different kinds of mathematical knowledge (procedural and conceptual), cognitive processes (problem solving, reasoning, communication, connections and representations) involved in doing mathematics, and working in different problem contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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