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Thurtell, Elise; Forrester, Tricia; Chinnappan, Mohan – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2019
A deep understanding of fraction concepts and operations is necessary if pre-service teachers (PSTs) are to present the concepts in multiple forms to learners. Such an understanding needs to be grounded in rich conceptual knowledge. In the present study, we explore the development of this understanding by supporting a cohort of 103 PSTs, who had…
Descriptors: Fractions, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Mathematical Concepts
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Sanders, Sarah; Nielsen, Wendy; Sandison, Caz; Forrester, Tricia – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2019
Mathematics anxiety is common among pre-service primary teachers and many experience higher levels of maths anxiety than other university students. This study asks: What are maths anxious preservice teachers' perspectives of "doing" mathematics in a whiteboard room? The Abbreviated Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale (A-MARS) was used to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Teachers