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How well elementary teachers identify parallelogram?

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Abstract:

This report summarises a study examining preservice elementary teachers’ geometry content knowledge with a focus on parallelogram. It was a descriptive study examining 45 preservice teachers’ reasoning in the process of determining which quadrilateral can be classified as a parallelogram. Findings have revealed that these elementary teachers do not possess sound understanding of parallelogram and class inclusion between parallelogram and trapezoid at the expected level.

Keywords: parallelogram; preservice teacher; teacher content knowledge

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03055698.2011.643106

Affiliations: Elementary Mathematics Education Department,Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey

Publication date: October 1, 2012

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