Examining Preservice Teachers’ Knowledge of Area Formulae

Yew, W.T. and Zamri, S.N.A.S. and Lian, L.H. (2010) Examining Preservice Teachers’ Knowledge of Area Formulae. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 8. pp. 198-206. ISSN 1877-0428

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.027


The aim of this paper was to examine preservice teachers’ knowledge of area formulae. Clinical interview technique was employed to collect the data. This paper reports the analysis of the responses of eight preservice teachers related to a particular task, Task 8. In Task 8, preservice teachers were asked to show a Form One student the way to develop area formulae of a rectangle, parallelogram, triangle, and trapezium. Findings of the study suggest that all of them lack conceptual knowledge underpinning the formula for the area of a rectangle. The implication of the finding was also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Preservice teachers; Knowledge of area formulae; Case study; Clinical interview;
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Zanaria Saupi Udin
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2011 10:09
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2014 08:31
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/812

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