An Analysis of Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge on Probability

확률에 대한 교사의 교수학적 내용 지식 분석

  • Shin, Bo-Mi (Gwangju Educational Research Information Service)
  • Published : 2008.09.30


The purpose of this study was to analyze teachers' pedagogical content knowledge on probability. Teachers' pedagogical content knowledge on probability was analyzed in detail into 2 categories: (a) subject matter knowledge, (b) knowledge of students' understanding and misunderstanding. The results showed, in terms of the subject matter knowledge, that the teachers have some probability misconception. And, it showed, in the point of the knowledge of students' understanding, they could not explain why students have difficulties to solve some tasks with regard to probability. This study raised several implications for teachers' professional development for effective mathematics instruction.