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PCK and average


Watson, J and Callingham, R, PCK and average, Mathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 7-11 July 2013, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 642-649. ISBN 978-0-7340-4844-8 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper considers the responses of 26 teachers to items exploring their pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) about the concept of average. The items explored teachers' knowledge of average, their planning of a unit on average, and their understanding of students as learners in devising remediation for two student responses to a problem. Results indicated a wide range of performance and a wide range of ability in realtion to a hierarchical statistical PCK scale. Suggestions are made about developing teachers' PCK.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:pedagogical content knowledge, average
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Watson, J (Professor Jane Watson)
UTAS Author:Callingham, R (Associate Professor Rosemary Callingham)
ID Code:87990
Year Published:2013
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (LP0669106)
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-12-28
Last Modified:2014-08-12
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