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Early mathematics content that is taught in elementary school lays the foundation for students’ advanced mathematics performance. Thus, researchers show it is important that pre-service elementary teachers build a strong background in numbers and operations, as well as efficacy beliefs in mathematics instruction. This study expands the literature in the investigation of pre-service teachers’ efficacy beliefs and mathematical knowledge by making comparisons of pre-service elementary teachers’ views of efficacy to their overall ability in computation skills. Results show that elementary pre-service teachers who demonstrated lower scores in efficacy beliefs also had significantly lower computation scores. Implications for teacher preparation are also discussed.
Hinton, Vanessa; Flores, Margaret; and Simmons, Kate
"Beliefs of Efficacy and Elementary Teachers’ Computational Skills,"
Georgia Educational Researcher:
1, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/gerjournal/vol11/iss1/2