Measuring Pre-service teachers knowledge of mathematics for teaching

Year: 2011

Author: Callingham, Rosemary, Beswick, Kim

Type of paper: Refereed paper

This paper reports on the ongoing development of an instrument to measure pre-service teachers' knowledge of mathematics for teaching as part of an ALTC project. Three subscales were used, beliefs, mathematics content knowledge and mathematics pedagogical content knowledge, to create a combined scale of pre-service teachers' mathematical knowledge. Initial results suggest that the combined scale provides a way of conceptualising the development of teachers' specialised mathematics teaching knowledge.