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ERIC Number: EJ881644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0020-7187
Exploring Kindergarten Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Mathematics
Lee, Joohi
International Journal of Early Childhood, v42 n1 p27-41 May 2010
The purpose of this study was to assess 81 kindergarten teachers' pedagogical content knowledge of mathematics on six subcategory areas such as number sense, pattern, ordering, shapes, spatial sense, and comparison. The data showed participants possessed a higher level of pedagogical content knowledge of "number sense" (M = 89.12) compared to other mathematics pedagogical content areas. The second highest scores among six subcategories of pedagogical content knowledge of mathematics was for the pedagogical content area of "pattern" (M = 82.33). The lowest scores among those six subcategories of kindergarten teachers' pedagogical content knowledge were obtained from the subcategory of "spatial sense" (M = 44.23), which involved the means to introduce children to spatial relationships. The second lowest score was obtained for the subcategory of "comparison" (M = 50.40) which involved the means to introduce the concept of graphing and the use of a balance scale for measurement. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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