International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education

Factors that Impact Preservice Teachers’ Growth in Conceptual Mathematical Knowledge During a Mathematics Methods Course
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2009 - Volume 4 Issue 2, pp. 57-76
  • Published Online: 08 Aug 2009
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Reference: Zerpa C, Kajander A, Barneveld CV. Factors that Impact Preservice Teachers’ Growth in Conceptual Mathematical Knowledge During a Mathematics Methods Course. Int Elect J Math Ed. 2009;4(2), 57-76.
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Reference: Zerpa, C., Kajander, A., & Barneveld, C. V. (2009). Factors that Impact Preservice Teachers’ Growth in Conceptual Mathematical Knowledge During a Mathematics Methods Course. International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 4(2), 57-76.
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Reference: Zerpa, Carlos, Ann Kajander, and Christina Van Barneveld. "Factors that Impact Preservice Teachers’ Growth in Conceptual Mathematical Knowledge During a Mathematics Methods Course". International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education 2009 4 no. 2 (2009): 57-76.
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Reference: Zerpa, C., Kajander, A., and Barneveld, C. V. (2009). Factors that Impact Preservice Teachers’ Growth in Conceptual Mathematical Knowledge During a Mathematics Methods Course. International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 4(2), pp. 57-76.
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Reference: Zerpa C, Kajander A, Barneveld CV. Factors that Impact Preservice Teachers’ Growth in Conceptual Mathematical Knowledge During a Mathematics Methods Course. Int Elect J Math Ed. 2009;4(2):57-6.

Abstract

Teachers’ conceptual understanding of elementary mathematics is believed to be fundamental to effective classroom level mathematics reform. This study examined preservice teachers’ change in conceptual mathematical knowledge after taking a reform-based mathematics methods course as part of a teacher certification program, and investigated the relationship between this change and factors such as preservice teachers’ academic background, initial levels of conceptual and procedural mathematical knowledge and values, and the number of mathematics courses taken in high school and university. The results of this study suggest that the number of mathematics courses taken in high school may influence growth in conceptual mathematical knowledge, while preservice teachers’ subject-area background and the number of university mathematics courses taken did not appear to influence growth in conceptual mathematical knowledge as needed to teach in a reform-based manner.

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