ABSTRACT: The main purpose of this study was to assess Nigerian prospective mathematicsteachers’ knowledge of fractions. This study adopted descriptive research design using ex-post factotype. The study population comprised of all 300L prospective mathematics teachers in F.C.T Collegeof Education, Zuba Abuja. The study used Fraction Knowledge Test (FKT) and a self-administeredquestionnaire to collect data from 68 prospective mathematics teachers who were selected by the useof simple random sampling. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and multiple regressionsat 0.05 level of significance. Result of the findings revealed that prospective teachers displayed betterfraction knowledge on procedure than on conception; they had difficulty in division of fractionsbecause of their inadequate knowledge in multiplicative thinking and their fraction proceduralknowledge moderately correlated with their problem solving. Based on the findings, it wasrecommended that universities and colleges of education in Nigeria should, as a matter of urgency,help prospective teachers to develop deep understanding of mathematics (especially fraction concept)that they need for their future teaching and proper monitoring of teaching activities in both primaryand secondary schools school be intensified.Keywords: Prospective mathematics teachers, knowledge and fractio
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SAHEED KOLAWOLE, W (2019). PROSPECTIVE MATHEMATICS TEACHERS' KNOWLEDGE OF FRACTION. Afribary.com: Retrieved July 11, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/prospective-mathematics-teachers-knowledge-of-fraction
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WAHAB, SAHEED KOLAWOLE. "PROSPECTIVE MATHEMATICS TEACHERS' KNOWLEDGE OF FRACTION" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed July 11, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/prospective-mathematics-teachers-knowledge-of-fraction