Preservice teachers learning mathematics from the internet

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Publication Conference Paper, peer reviewed
Title Preservice teachers learning mathematics from the internet
Author(s) Lange, Troels ; Meaney, Tamsin
Date 2011
Editor(s) Clark, Julie; Kissane, Barry; Mousley, Judy; Spencer, Toby; Thornton, Steve
English abstract
Although preservice primary teachers’ limited mathematical knowledge has been well documented, little research has been conducted on programs to improve it. We report on first-year, teacher education students’ use of recommended internet resources on different mathematics topics. Our findings suggest that many of our preservice teachers had not previously used internet resources for learning, except to do research. They also saw mathematics learning as occurring only when they are taught by a teacher and so internet resources were of limited value. Ultimately these beliefs, if left unchanged, will have an impact on their teaching of mathematics to primary school students.
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Publisher MERGA/AAMT
Host/Issue Mathematics: Traditions and [New] Practices (Proceedings of the 34th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia and the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers;
ISBN 978-1-920846
Pages 438-445
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) mathematics education
preservice teachers
digital technologies
conceptual understanding
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note AAMT23/MERGA34, Mathematics: Traditions and [New] Practices: Alice Springs. 3-7 July
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