Expert Blind Spot Among Preservice Teachers

@article{Nathan2003ExpertBS,
  title={Expert Blind Spot Among Preservice Teachers},
  author={Mitchell J. Nathan and Anthony J. Petrosino},
  journal={American Educational Research Journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={40},
  pages={905 - 928}
}
This study (N = 48) examined the relationship between preservice secondary teachers’ subject-matter expertise in mathematics and their judgments of students’ algebra problem-solving difficulty. As predicted by the “expert blind spot” hypothesis, participants with more advanced mathematics education, regardless of their program affiliation or teaching plans, were more likely to view symbolic reasoning and mastery of equations as a necessary prerequisite for word equations and story problem… 

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