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Developments in Pre-service Teachers’ Mathematics for Teaching of Fractions

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • The mathematics required for teaching is increasingly becoming an important issue for

    research (Ball, Thames & Phelps, 2008). This study examines the development and quality

    of the mathematical content knowledge of a cohort of pre-service primary teachers. We

    commenced the study of the impact of a Model-Based Teaching and Learning (MBTL)

    approach on the development of pre-service teachers’ conceptual knowledge in the domain

    of fractions (Forrester & Chinnappan, 2011). In this present study we found further evidence

    for the robustness of MBTL as an effective instructional strategy in promoting conceptual

    knowledge.

Authors


  •   Chinnappan, Mohan (external author)
  •   Forrester, Tricia A.
  •   Thurtell, Elise J. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Chinnappan, M., Forrester, P. A. & Thurtell, E. (2012). Developments in Pre-service Teachers’ Mathematics for Teaching of Fractions. In J. Dindyal, L. Cheng & S. Ng (Eds.), MERGA 2012: 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia: Mathematics education : expanding horizons (pp. 186-193). Singapore: MERGA.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/101

Start Page


  • 186

End Page


  • 193

Place Of Publication


  • Singapore

Abstract


  • The mathematics required for teaching is increasingly becoming an important issue for

    research (Ball, Thames & Phelps, 2008). This study examines the development and quality

    of the mathematical content knowledge of a cohort of pre-service primary teachers. We

    commenced the study of the impact of a Model-Based Teaching and Learning (MBTL)

    approach on the development of pre-service teachers’ conceptual knowledge in the domain

    of fractions (Forrester & Chinnappan, 2011). In this present study we found further evidence

    for the robustness of MBTL as an effective instructional strategy in promoting conceptual

    knowledge.

Authors


  •   Chinnappan, Mohan (external author)
  •   Forrester, Tricia A.
  •   Thurtell, Elise J. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Chinnappan, M., Forrester, P. A. & Thurtell, E. (2012). Developments in Pre-service Teachers’ Mathematics for Teaching of Fractions. In J. Dindyal, L. Cheng & S. Ng (Eds.), MERGA 2012: 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia: Mathematics education : expanding horizons (pp. 186-193). Singapore: MERGA.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/101

Start Page


  • 186

End Page


  • 193

Place Of Publication


  • Singapore