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How well elementary teachers identify parallelogram?

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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.
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Keywords: parallelogram; preservice teacher; teacher content knowledge

Document Type: Research Article

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

Publication date: 01 October 2012

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