The Shift From 'Learner/Doer of Mathematics' to 'Teacher of Mathematics': A Heuristic for Teacher Candidates

Feb. 15, 2013

Source: Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, Vol 15, No. 1, 2013.

In this article, the authors present research on the implementation of a process for providing candidates learning experiences that help teacher candidates make the shift from "student" to "teacher."

Utilizing the Mathematics as Teacher Heuristic (MATH) process, prospective high school mathematics teachers explore rich problems by solving the task, analyzing samples of student work, designing a solution key, and modifying the task. The authors use their engagement in these explorations and reflections on the process to analyse the development of candidates' Content Knowledge and Pedagogical Content Knowledge.

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