Maths challenges for pre-service teachers

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Flegg, Nicholas and Trimmer, Karen. 2015. "Maths challenges for pre-service teachers." Trimmer, Karen, Black, Alison L. and Riddle, Stewart (ed.) Mainstreams, margins and the spaces in-between: new possibilities for education research. Abingdon, Oxford. Routledge. pp. 181-194
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Maths challenges for pre-service teachers

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID3137
Book TitleMainstreams, margins and the spaces in-between: new possibilities for education research
AuthorsFlegg, Nicholas (Author) and Trimmer, Karen (Author)
EditorsTrimmer, Karen, Black, Alison L. and Riddle, Stewart
Page Range181-194
SeriesRoutledge Research in Education
Chapter Number12
Number of Pages14
Year2015
PublisherRoutledge
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxford
ISBN9781138021389
9781315777818
Web Address (URL)https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9781315777818-18/maths-challenges-pre-service-teachers-nicholas-flegg-karen-trimmer
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This chapter reviews literature on maths anxiety, numeracy levels and equity issues in order to clarify maths challenges experienced by pre-service primary teachers. Vignettes drawn from data from an on-going research project are utilised to highlight the issues impacting two cohorts of pre-service teachers. Specific maths help is often un-targeted and groups thought to be at high risk are often on the margins and miss out on needed help because it is not effectively offered and/or is culturally inappropriate. These challenges have high significance as many current pre-service Education students exhibit difficulties with maths. The chapter concludes by discussing the question of ‘Where to next?’

Keywordsmaths anxiety, numeracy level, pre-service primary teacher
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390109. Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
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Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Education
School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
University of the Sunshine Coast
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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