Lesson Experiment Cycles: Examining Factors that Affect Prospective Teachers’ Learning of Area Measurement
Michelle Chamberlin 1 *
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1 University of Wyoming, USA* Corresponding Author

Abstract

For teachers to provide students with meaningful instruction in area measurement, teachers need robust understandings of area. Here, I describe two cycles of a lesson experiment used to investigate prospective teachers’ understandings of area units in an undergraduate mathematics class. For each cycle, I collected and analyzed the prospective teachers’ written work and videotaped class discussions. The first cycle yielded a learning trajectory for helping prospective teachers better understand area units, which led to more teachers attaining the lesson goals in the second cycle. The paper articulates these classroom lessons and the lesson experiment process for fellow mathematics instructors and teacher educators.

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Article Type: Research Article

INT ELECT J MATH ED, 2022, Volume 17, Issue 1, Article No: em0665

https://doi.org/10.29333/iejme/11469

Publication date: 03 Jan 2022

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