Problem-based learning's impact on the understanding of place value

Martin, David A. and Jamieson-Proctor, Romina (2010) Problem-based learning's impact on the understanding of place value. In: CETL 2010: Enhancing Learning Experiences in Higher Education, 2-3 Dec 2010, Pokfulam, Hong Kong.

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Abstract

The conceptual development of place value is often described as the most significant of all number concepts which, when understood, enables students to develop a comprehensive sense of number (Reys, Lindquist, Lambdin, & Smith, 2009). Disappointingly, the development of place value is seen as an elusive concept for pre-service teachers. This paper reports on a study to determine the effect of a problem-based learning (PBL) approach versus a traditional teacher-centred instructional approach in a university course on pre-service teacher’s content knowledge and conceptual understanding of place value.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2010 David A Martin, Romina Jamieson-Proctor. The authors assign CETL, HKU the right to publish this document in full in the conference proceedings. Any other usage is prohibited without the express permission of the authors.
Depositing User: Mr David Martin
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2011 05:35
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: problem-based learning; mathematics education; place value
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
01 Mathematical Sciences > 0103 Numerical and Computational Mathematics > 010301 Numerical Analysis
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18756

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