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Growth of pre-service teachers’ knowledge and teaching ideas about decimals and fractions : The case of Vivi

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posted on 2009-01-01, 00:00 authored by Wanty WidjajaWanty Widjaja, K Stacey
This paper discussed and analysed the growth of one pre-service teachers’ knowledge about decimals and fractions during a teaching experiment. Evidence of her progress is based on responses to written test and interview questions. This case shows with probing questions and appropriate teaching ideas, it is possible for a pre-service teacher with initially weak and fragmented knowledge about decimals and fractions to develop a meaningful knowledge about decimals and fractions. The stronger conceptual base provided by use of a concrete representation of decimals enabled Vivi to move away from reliance on memorised facts and rules and towards conceptually based explanations of ideas.

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Pagination

587 - 595

Location

Wellington, N. Z.

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  • Yes

Start date

2009-07-05

End date

2009-07-09

ISBN-13

9781920846220

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2009, MERGA

Editor/Contributor(s)

R Hunter, B Bicknell, T Burgess

Title of proceedings

MERGA 32 : Crossing divides : mathematics education research group of Australasia : Proceedings of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Conference 2009

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