Title

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

RIS ID

75464

Publication Details

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.

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.

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