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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), pp. 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?’

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Published date: 2003
Keywords: mathematics, education, geometry, elementary, teacher training, pedagogy, curriculum, teacher, teachers, geometric, geometrical, teaching, learning
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education


Local EPrints ID: 12653
ISSN: 1463-6840
PURE UUID: 4d355088-ab44-4fba-9ce4-6e290821a696
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 13 Dec 2004
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 17:02

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