Prospective Middle School Mathematics Teachers’ Mathematical Communication, Mathematical and Pedagogical Knowledge



The purpose of this study was to investigate prospective teachers’ mathematical communication and to explore whether there was a relationship between their forms of communication and mathematical and pedagogical knowledge. Data was collected through clinical interviews. Data related to participants’ interviews was analyzed by focal and preoccupational analysis and data related to researchers’ interviews was analyzed by content analysis. According to the findings the participant communicated effectively had strong algebraic thinking skill and her pedagogical explanations were based on her own mathematical understanding. The participant communicated ineffectively had poor algebraic thinking skill and her pedagogical explanations were based on external sources.


Mathematical communication, mathematical knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, middle school mathematics teacher

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