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Title: 
The mathematics content course for pre-service primary teachers: Design, implementation and evaluation
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Sep-2000
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Lim-Teo, S. K., Cheang, W. K., & Tang, W. K. (2000). The mathematics content course for pre-service primary teachers: Design, implementation and evaluation. In J. Ee, Berinderjeet Kaur, N. H. Lee and B. H. Yeap (Eds.), New ‘Literacies’: Educational response to a knowledge-based society: Proceedings of the ERA-AME-AMIC Joint Conference 2000 (pp. 686-693). Singapore: Educational Research Association.
Abstract: 
Unlike Secondary School Mathematics Teachers who are mathematics graduates, primary school teachers in Singapore are generalists who are expected to teach most of the subjects in the primary curriculum. Being concerned with the mathematical understanding of trainee teachers, a mathematics curriculum content course was introduced in the BA/BSc with Dip Ed course when it was undergoing review. This course sought to supplement the Mathematics methodology course by providing foundation conceptual understanding which is closely related to the primary Mathematics syllabus. This was introduced in the academic year 1998-99 and the course has been taught twice, in 1999 and in 2000. This paper will discuss the conceptualisation of the course, its content, teaching methodology and assessment mode. It will also discuss the students’ performance over the two intakes which have taken the course.
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This paper was published in the Proceedings of the ERA-AME-AMIC Joint Conference held at Singapore from 4-6 September 2000
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