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Scottish student primary teachers' levels of mathematics competence and confidence for teaching mathematics: some implications for national qualifications and initial teacher education
The educational attainment of pupils influenced by teachers' competence is important in mathematics education. Eighty 80 BA student first year student completed an attitude survey as well an online mathematics competence test. They answered 28 randomly generated questions. Students were then asked to rank teacher attributes. Though 98% of the students ranked basic numeracy skills as the most important, 65% of the cohort did not possess these skills. Moreover 95% suggested confidence was important, but confidence levels were found to be low even among students with higher than minimum entry requirements to the undergraduate primary teaching program.
Updated: Sep. 21, 2008