Misconceptions emerging in mathematics student teachers’ limit instruction and their reflections

Misconceptions emerging in mathematics student teachers’ limit instruction and their reflections The purpose of this study is to investigate the misconceptions emerging in mathematics student teachers’ limit instruction and the reflections of these misconceptions on their teaching. In this study, which used the case study design, regarding the limit concept, four senior mathematics student teachers’ four-hour limit instruction was examined within the context of misconceptions as described in the literature. Mathematics student teachers’ lesson plans, video recordings of the participants’ lessons in which they taught the concept of limit and audio recordings of semi-structured interviews were used to gather data. Participants carried their instruction mostly by demonstrating that the function’s limit is different than the function’s value at $$x=a$$ x = a . However, since mathematics student teachers did not have adequate knowledge of misconceptions regarding the limit concept, some misconceptions emerged in their teaching process. Three of the participants made illustrations by making use of the meaning attributed to limit in daily language, and this situation caused students to perceive the limit concept as the maximum value to be reached and as a boundary not to be exceeded. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality & Quantity Springer Journals

Misconceptions emerging in mathematics student teachers’ limit instruction and their reflections

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/misconceptions-emerging-in-mathematics-student-teachers-limit-kAiFdVFsH0
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Subject
Social Sciences, general; Methodology of the Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general
ISSN
0033-5177
eISSN
1573-7845
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11135-013-9961-y
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches

$49/month

Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.

$588

$360/year

billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial