Pedagogical IssuesLanguage of Mathematics (CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) PaperII Mathematics): Questions 12  12 of 12
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Question number: 12
» Pedagogical Issues » Language of Mathematics
Appeared in Year: 2014
Question
Read the approaches used by the two teachers to teach solving of linear equation, say
Teacher A  Teacher B 
Steps (a) Take 6 on other side (b) Change the sign of 6 and add to 10 (c) Get 2x = 16 (d) Take 2 on the other side and divide (e) Get x = 8  Steps (i) Equation always maintains equality. So same operation with same number can be performed on both sides to maintain equality (ii) Hence 2x – 6 + 6 = 10 + 6 or 2x = 16 (iii) or x = 8 
It can be observed that (Sep)
Choices
Choice (4)  Response  

a.  Teacher A emphasizes on instrumental understanding while teacher B emphasizes on relational understanding 

b.  Teacher A focuses on conceptual knowledge while teacher B focuses on procedural knowledge 

c.  Teacher A and B focus on instrumental understanding 

d.  Teacher A emphasizes on relational understanding while teacher B emphasizes on instrumental understanding 
