How well elementary teachers identify parallelogram?
Authors: Duatepe-Paksu, Asuman; İymen, Esra; Pakmak, Gül Sinem
Source: Educational Studies, Volume 38, Number 4, 1 October 2012 , pp. 415-418(4)
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.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Elementary Mathematics Education Department,Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
Publication date: October 1, 2012