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Teachers' content and pedagogical content knowledge on rational numbers: A comparison of prospective elementary and lower secondary school teachers
Fien Depaepe; Joke Torbeyns; Nathalie Vermeersch; Dirk Janssens; Rianne Janssen; Geert Kelchtermans; Lieven Verschaffel; Wim Van Dooren
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 47, No. 1 (April 2015) pp. 82–92
Rational numbers are amongst the most difficult topics in the elementary and secondary school curriculum and teaching them requires an appropriate knowledge base of teachers to properly deal with students' difficulties. We investigated prospective...
Remedying secondary school students’ illusion of linearity: a teaching experiment aiming at conceptual change
Learning and Instruction Vol. 14, No. 5 pp. 485–501
Already at a very young age, children experience the wide applicability and intrinsic simplicity of linear/proportional relations. In primary and secondary school mathematics education, moreover, extensive attention is paid to this type of relations....