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Title: Pre-service teachers' conceptual understanding of volume
Authors: Yeap, Ban Har
Cheong, Christina Ngan Peng
Issue Date: 2000
Citation: Yeap, B. H., & Cheong, C. N. P. (2000). Pre-service teachers' conceptual understanding of volume. The Mathematics Educator, 5(1/2), 205-215.
Abstract: Teaching for conceptual understanding is one aim of the problem solving curriculum. The first part of the article describes a study that aimed to identify potential factors that may prevent pre-service primary school teachers from teaching the topic of volume for conceptual understanding. The study involved ninety-five non-graduate pre-service teachers. Their responses to a paper-and-pencil instrument were used to identify possible obstacles to teaching for conceptual understanding. The possession of a narrow range of experiences related to a concept, the possession of procedural knowledge based upon weak conceptual knowledge and the reluctance to form mental representation of a concept emerged as possible obstacles. The second part suggests ways to facilitate pre-service teachers teaching the topic of volume for conceptual understanding.
ISSN: 0218-9100
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