Trigonometric concepts: Pre-service teachers' perceptions and knowledge

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dc.contributor.author Nabie, M.J.
dc.contributor.author Akayuure, P.
dc.contributor.author Ibrahim-Bariham, U.A.
dc.contributor.author Sofo, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-27T12:32:25Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-27T12:32:25Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.other 10.22342/jme.9.2.5261.169-182
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.uew.edu.gh/xmlui/handle/123456789/261
dc.description Published in Journal on Mathematics Education en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper explored pre-service teachers' perceptions and knowledge of trigonometric concepts. Convenience sampling technique was used to select a sample of 119 (25 females, 94 males) second year science/mathematics pre-service teachers from two Colleges of Education in the Northern Region of Ghana. Trigonometry Perception Questionnaire (TPQ) and Trigonometry Assessment Test (TAT) were used to collect data on pre-service teachers' perceptions and conceptual knowledge of trigonometry. Data were coded and keyed into Statistical Package for Service Solutions (SPSS version 20) and analysed using descriptive statistics. The results suggested that pre-service teachers perceived trigonometry as abstract, difficult and boring to learn; and had limited conceptual knowledge of basic trigonometric concepts. Consequently, more that 50% of them were unable to construct and reconstruct the appropriate mental structures for meaningful understanding to enable them respond to important basic trigonometry tasks. To achieve quality mathematics education, teacher educators must change their instructional practice and teach for understanding. Since understanding is the key to teacher's instructional actions, processes and knowledge, we recommend teaching trigonometry for understanding during teacher preparation. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sriwijaya University en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume : 9;Issue : 2
dc.subject Pre-service Teachers en_US
dc.subject Teacher knowledge en_US
dc.subject Teachers perceptions en_US
dc.subject Trigonometric concepts en_US
dc.title Trigonometric concepts: Pre-service teachers' perceptions and knowledge en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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