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Title: 
Teaching area and perimeter: Mathematics-pedagogical-content knowledge-in-action
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2008
Citation: 
Paper presented at the 31st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Incorporated (MERGA 2008) on "Navigating Currents and Charting Directions", Brisbane, Australia, 28 June – 1 July 2008
Abstract: 
This paper examines the influence of teacher’s mathematics pedagogical content knowledge (MPCK) in
the teaching of area and perimeter to Grade 4 pupils. Lessons of a beginning teacher were studied to
determine the activities and teaching strategies used to bring out ideas associated with area and perimeter.
Observable MPCK-in-action outcomes are also being studied through video-taping the beginning teacher.
In addition, this paper also studies how concept of area and perimeter is developed in class. The complex
interplay between area and perimeter concepts was sometimes handled well by the beginning teacher,
whereas on other occasions, gaps in mathematics pedagogical content knowledge had the potential to
cause misconceptions for pupils.
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ISBN: 
9781920846163
9781920846176
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