id: 06466596
dt: j
an: 2015e.00130
au: Young-Loveridge, Jenny; Bicknell, Brenda; Mills, Judith
ti: The mathematical content knowledge and attitudes of New Zealand pre-service
primary teachers.
so: Math. Teach. Educ. Dev. 14, No. 2, 28-49 (2012).
py: 2012
pu: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA), Wahroonga, NSW
la: EN
cc: C29 C39 D39 D79
ut: pedagogical content knowledge; preservice teacher education; student
teacher attitudes; elementary school mathematics; mathematical
aptitude; misconceptions; prior learning; achievement gains;
undergraduate students; graduate students; knowledge base for teaching
ci:
li: http://www.merga.net.au/ojs/index.php/mted/article/view/152
ab: Summary: This paper presents data on the mathematical content knowledge and
attitudes of pre-service primary teacher education students. The
assessment consisted of nine tasks, including 2-digit computations and
proportional reasoning. Students rated their liking for mathematics at
three time points: primary, secondary, and when assessed. Fewer than
half the students liked mathematics, currently. Those with positive
attitudes tended to perform well on mathematics tasks, but some low
scorers were positive and some high scorers were negative about
mathematics. Most students used algorithmic procedures to solve
problems and several consistent misconceptions were identified.
Performance was noticeably poor on adding common fractions and
converting fractions to percentages using knowledge of common factors.
The implications of these findings for Initial Teacher Education (ITE)
providers are presented.
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