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|Title:||Primary Student Teachers' Diagnosed Mathematical Competence in Semester One of their Studies||Contributor(s):||Afamasaga-Fuata'i, Karoline (author); Meyer, P (author); Falo, N (author)||Publication Date:||2007||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/10883||Abstract:||Data collected from a diagnostics mathematics test taken by some primary student teachers are reported. Student responses were analysed using the Dichotomous Rasch Measurement Model. Error analyses enabled the identification of main misconceptions. Findings showed students performed relatively well with basic computations and visually presented data but struggled with word problems. The more complex and abstract the language used, the more difficult it became, implying that the critical skills of interpreting mathematical concepts, representations, and language and problem solving require explicit remediation. Implications for primary teacher education are provided.||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Name:||MERGA 30: 30th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Hobart, Australia, 2nd - 7th July, 2007||Conference Details:||MERGA 30: 30th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Hobart, Australia, 2nd - 7th July, 2007||Source of Publication:||Mathematics: Essential Research, Essential Practice. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, v.1, p. 83-92||Publisher:||MERGA: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc||Place of Publication:||Adelaide, Australia||Field of Research (FOR):||130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy||Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||930202 Teacher and Instructor Development||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication||Other Links:||http://www.merga.net.au/documents/RP22007.pdf
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