Pre-service teachers' responses for ratio and proportion items

Sharyn Livy, Sandra Herbert

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Abstract

Proportional reasoning is important for informed decisions in proportional problem situations. This paper reports on mathematical content knowledge related to proportional reasoning of second-year, pre-service teachers. Responses to two ratio items provide insights into their correct method of solutions and common misconceptions. Anchor Points (Tatto, Peck, Schwille, Bankov, et al., 2012) were used to score the items. Some pre-service teachers had difficult with a scale ratio item but many more were unable to correctly respond to a proportional item.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Proceedings of the 36th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia)
EditorsVicki Steinle, Lynda Ball, Caroline Bardini
Place of PublicationAdelaide SA Australia
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Pages450 - 457
Number of pages8
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9780734048448
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2013 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 7 Jul 201311 Jul 2013
Conference number: 36th
https://www.merga.net.au/Public/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2013_MERGA_CP.aspx (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2013
Abbreviated titleMERGA 2013
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period7/07/1311/07/13
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