Pedagogical Issues-Language of Mathematics (CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) Paper-II Mathematics): Questions 12 - 12 of 12

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Question number: 12

» Pedagogical Issues » Language of Mathematics

Appeared in Year: 2014



Read the approaches used by the two teachers to teach solving of linear equation, say

Table of steps used by two teachers to solve an equation

Showing the table of steps used by two teachers to solve an equation

Teacher A

Teacher B


(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


(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)


Choice (4) Response


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


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


Teacher A and B focus on instrumental understanding


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

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