Assessing preservice teachers’ knowledge of the relationship between perimeter and area

Thiam Yew, W. and Syed Zamri, S.N.A. and Hooi Lian, L. and Cheng Meng, C. (2014) Assessing preservice teachers’ knowledge of the relationship between perimeter and area. In: Seminar Kebangsaan Majlis Dekan-Dekan Pendidikan IPTA 2014, 25-26 Sept 2014, University of Malaya.

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Abstract

This paper attempts to assess preservice teachers’ knowledge of the relationship between perimeter and area. In this study, the researchers employed survey research design to assess preservice teachers’ knowledge of the relationship between perimeter and area. A questionnaire was employed to collect the data. Convenient sampling technique was employed to select the participants of the study. Respondents of the study consisted of 34 preservice teachers (majored or minored in mathematics) who are attending Bachelor of Science with Education program at a public university in Peninsula Malaysia. This paper presents the analysis of the responses of the preservice teachers related to a particular mathematical task, namely Same perimeter, same area? The finding suggests that 73.53% of the preservice teachers in this study provided the correct response that the student’s method of calculating the area of the leaf was not correct. They knew that there is no direct relationship between perimeter and area. The preservice teachers knew that two shapes with the same perimeter can have different areas. Thus, they knew that the student’s method of calculating the area of the leaf was not correct. Implications of the findings were also discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Preservice teachers, relationship between perimeter and area, survey research design, convenient sampling technique
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2015 01:39
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2015 01:39
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/13539

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