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Primary trainee teachers’ understanding of basic geometrical figures in Scotland

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Whilst teachers’ mathematics knowledge is known to play a significant role in shaping the quality of their teaching, much less is known about the nature and extent of that knowledge, how it develops, and how such development can be supported through initial teacher training and continuing professional development. Earlier research has indicated that pre-service (trainee) primary teachers’ subject knowledge of geometry is amongst their weakest knowledge of mathematics. This paper reports on an analysis of geometry subject knowledge data gathered in Scotland from undergraduate pre-service primary teachers, focusing on their ability to define and classify quadrilaterals. The results indicate that many trainee primary teachers have relatively poor command of these aspects of mathematics.

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Fujita, Taro and Jones, Keith, (2006) Primary trainee teachers’ understanding of basic geometrical figures in Scotland Novotná, J., Moraová, H., Krátká, M. and Stehlíková, N. (eds.) In Proceedings 30th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME30). Psychology of Mathematics Education., pp. 129-136.

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Published date: 2006
Venue - Dates: PME30, 2006-07-16 - 2006-07-21
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Keywords: primary, elementary, trainee teacher, understanding, basic, geometry, geometrical, figures, Scotland
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education

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Local EPrints ID: 41247
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/41247
ISBN: 0771100X
PURE UUID: ba3b44be-81a9-401c-abe3-c94cb1e31f86
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3677-8802

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Date deposited: 10 Aug 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:32

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Author: Taro Fujita
Author: Keith Jones ORCID iD
Editor: J. Novotná
Editor: H. Moraová
Editor: M. Krátká
Editor: N. Stehlíková

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