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Chinnappan, M. (2005). Prospective teacher's representation of multiplication. In P. Clarkson & A. DOWNTON (Eds.), 28th Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (pp. 249-256). SYDNEY: MERGA.


The use of ICT-based resources in order to provide effective learning environments in which children could explore concepts such as multiplication has received considerable attention. This approach is based on the assumption that teachers who are already teaching and those who are being trained to become teachers, draw on a well-developed knowledge of the multiplicative process, and could exploit the ICT appropriately. The aim of the study reported here was to examine the quality of content and pedagogical content knowledge of multiplication developed by a group of prospective elementary mathematics teachers in the context of an ICT-based software. Analysis of data showed the participants are developing solid understandings but some areas could be strengthened.

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