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ERIC Number: EJ835514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Selecting from Three Curricula for a Preservice Elementary Teacher Geometry Course
Chamberlin, Michelle T.; Powers, Robert A.
Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, v4 May 2007
Faced with selecting a geometry curriculum for our preservice elementary teacher mathematics course, we used a mixed-methods study to investigate the effectiveness, with respect to student achievement and student perception, of three reform-oriented curricula. ANCOVA results indicate students using one of the curricula scored significantly higher than students using the other two. Qualitative results indicate students use and learn more from curricula with referencing material, explanations, examples, illustrations, practice opportunities, and exploratory activities. These results led to our curriculum selection and also suggest guidelines for textbook selection and provide a model of obtaining feedback from students on textbook use. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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