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Concept Mapping & Vee Diagramming a Primary Mathematics Sub-Topic: “Time”

Afamasaga-Fuata’i, Karoline (2008) Concept Mapping & Vee Diagramming a Primary Mathematics Sub-Topic: “Time”. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Third Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia, pp. 181-188. ISBN 978-9985-58-584-9

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Abstract

A case study investigated a primary preservice teacher’s use of concept mapping to interpret ‘time’ syllabus outcomes of a primary mathematics curriculum and vee diagrams to analyse problems. Findings suggest the preservice teacher developed enhanced skills to critically analyse a topic and a problem. She competently provided mathematical justifications for methods in terms of principles and concepts that are appropriate for primary students, which reflected her developing pedagogical content knowledge and understanding of syllabus outcomes. Constructing concept maps and vee diagrams enabled the preservice teacher to effectively communicate her mathematical ideas, and as a result, developed a deeper, conceptual understanding of the developmental and sequential nature of the mapped sub-strand across the different stages of primary mathematics. Implications for teaching primary mathematics are provided.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2008
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2013 09:16
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2013 09:25
URI: http://eprint.ihmc.us/id/eprint/339

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