Preservice teachers' specialized content knowledge on multiplication of fractions

Siew Yin Ho, Mun Yee Lai

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Abstract

This paper reports pre-service teachers' Specialized Content Knowledge (SCK) onmultiplication of fractions. The responses of ninety-two first year Bachelor ofEducation (Primary) pre-service teachers, enrolled in a regional university in NewSouth Wales, Australia, in a multiplication of fractions mastery test item were analyzedusing an analytical tool. This tool, designed by the authors, consisted of fourcomponents, of which three are elements of SCK suggested by Lin, Chin and Chiu(2011): correctness of answer, justification, explanation, and representation.Preliminary findings suggest that mathematics pedagogy subjects in pre-serviceteacher education programmes should expose pre-service teachers to the variousexplanations and representations of concepts in mathematics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPME36
Subtitle of host publicationOpportunities to learn in mathematics education
Pages291-298
Number of pages8
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Group of the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) conference - Taipai, Taiwan, China
Duration: 18 Jul 201222 Jul 2012

Conference

ConferenceInternational Group of the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) conference
CountryChina
Period18/07/1222/07/12

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    Ho, S. Y., & Lai, M. Y. (2012). Preservice teachers' specialized content knowledge on multiplication of fractions. In PME36: Opportunities to learn in mathematics education (Vol. 2, pp. 291-298)