Opportunities to promote mathematical content knowledge for primary teaching

Sharyn Livy, Sandra Herbert

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Understanding the development of pre-service teachers mathematical content knowledge (MCK) is important for improving primary mathematics teacher education. This paper reports on a case study, Rose and her opportunities to develop MCK during the four years of her program. Program opportunities to promote MCK when planning and practicing primary teaching included: coursework experiences and responding to assessment requirements. Discussion includes the Knowledge Quartet: foundation knowledge, transformation, connection and contingency. By fourth-year, Rose demonstrated development of different categories of MCK during practice teaching.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurriculum in Focus
Subtitle of host publicationResearch Guided Practice: Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
EditorsJudy Anderson, Michael Cavanagh, Anne Prescott
Place of PublicationAdelaide SA Australia
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)
Pages413 - 420
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2014 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 29 Jun 20143 Jul 2014
Conference number: 37th
https://www.merga.net.au/Public/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2014_MERGA_CP.aspx (Proceedings)


ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2014
Abbreviated titleMERGA 2014
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