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ERIC Number: EJ853927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3031
An Investigation of Preservice Teachers' Understanding of the Area of a Parallelogram
Ward, Robin A.; Anhalt, Cynthia O.
Issues in Teacher Education, v11 n2 p43-52 Fall 2002
The video component of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) has documented that U.S. students spend most of their time in the mathematics classroom practicing routine procedures as opposed to inventing, analyzing, and proving them. The challenge for preservice and inservice teachers lies in creating a classroom environment where both procedural and conceptual understanding on the part of young students is encouraged and modeled so that the "whys" are no longer ignored and left unanswered. In this article, the authors investigate preservice teachers' understanding of the area of a parallelogram. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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