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ERIC Number: EJ785254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1386-4416
Facilitating Preservice Teachers' Development of Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching Arithmetic Operations
Chapman, Olive
Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, v10 n4-6 p341-349 Dec 2007
Mathematical tasks, centered on arithmetic word problems, are discussed as the basis of an approach to facilitate preservice elementary teachers' development of mathematical knowledge for teaching arithmetic operations. The approach consists of three groups of tasks that allow students to reflect on their initial knowledge, explore arithmetic word problem situations from multiple perspectives, and apply their resulting knowledge, respectively. Findings from the investigation of the approach indicate that the tasks can provide an effective and meaningful basis to help preservice teachers to develop deeper understandings of the arithmetic operations and their relationships and pedagogical-mathematical knowledge for teaching the arithmetic operations conceptually.
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Language: English
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