Minding your Ps and Cs: subjecting knowledge to the practicalities of teaching geometry and probability


Mooney, Claire, Fletcher, Mike and Jones, Keith (2003) Minding your Ps and Cs: subjecting knowledge to the practicalities of teaching geometry and probability. Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 23, (3), 79-84.

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The review of the implementation of the National Numeracy Strategy by Ofsted (Nov. 2003) has highlighted weak subject knowledge as a consistent feature in unsatisfactory teaching. This study looks at the subject knowledge of generalist primary trainees in the areas of geometry and probability and their ability to apply their knowledge to problem solving tasks. The study goes on the raise the question, ‘is a profound understanding of fundamental mathematics (PUFM) (Ma, 1999) possible in generalist teachers?’

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1463-6840 (print)
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Keywords: mathematics, education, geometry, elementary, teacher training, pedagogy, curriculum, teacher, teachers, education, geometric, geometrical, teaching, learning, curriculum, pedagogy
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Professional Practice & Pedagogy
ePrint ID: 12653
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2004
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:03
Contact Email Address: cmm2@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/12653

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