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ERIC Number: EJ835499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
The Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Mathematics: Pre-Service Primary Mathematics Teachers' Perspectives in Turkey
Turnuklu, Elif B.; Yesildere, Sibel
Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, v1 Oct 2007
The purpose of this research was to determine the pre-service primary mathematics teachers' competency of pedagogical content knowledge in mathematics. The data were collected by means of four open ended problems from the participation of 45 primary mathematics teacher candidates. Teacher candidates' responses were analyzed based on pre-determined criteria. According to findings it was found that having a deep understanding of mathematical knowledge was necessary but not sufficient to teach mathematics. This finding pointed out the connection between knowledge of mathematics and knowledge of mathematics teaching. It is suggested that primary mathematics teacher candidates should be educated both from "mathematics knowledge" and "pedagogical content knowledge" aspects. (Contains 2 figures and 4 tables.)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Texas Tech University. Broadway and Boston, Lubbock, TX 79409-1042. Tel: 806-742-2566; Fax: 806-742-1112; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey