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In this article, the authors report on a conceptual framework developed for identifying and analyzing mathematical features of classroom work. The authors describe their method, including how the authors synthesized the literature on mathematics instruction in classrooms and how they developed their coding scheme. Next, the authors share their conceptualization of the mathematical quality of instruction (MQI) by providing coding guidelines for particular constructs and by illustrating the application of specific codes to two example lessons.
Updated: Aug. 21, 2012
In this paper, the authors argue for making practice the core of teachers’ professional preparation. The authors set the argument for teaching practice against the contemporary backdrop of a teacher education curriculum that is often centered not on the tasks and activities of teaching but on beliefs and knowledge, on orientations and commitments, and a policy environment preoccupied with recruitment and retention. The authors offer examples of what might be involved in teaching practice. The authors conclude with a discussion of challenges of and resources for the enterprise.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2010
The goal of the study was to examine the nature of professionally oriented subject matter knowledge in mathematics. Therefore, the authors studied actual mathematics teaching and identified mathematical knowledge for teaching based on analyses of the mathematical problems that arise in teaching. In conjunction, measures of mathematical knowledge for teaching were developed.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2009
A study was conducted in which measures of mathematical knowledge for teaching developed in the United States were adapted to measure mathematical knowledge for teaching in Ireland. Psychometric and interview-based methods were used to determine a correspondence between the constructs being measured, and ensure the integrity of item performance in the Irish context. The study found overlap between the knowledge that is used to teach in both Ireland and the United States.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2008
Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching and the Mathematical Quality of Instruction: An Exploratory Study
This study illuminates the claims that teachers' mathematical knowledge plays an important role in their teaching of this subject matter. In particular, we focus on teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT), which includes both the mathematical knowledge that is common to individuals working in diverse professions and the mathematical knowledge that is specialized to teaching.A significant, strong, and positive association is found between levels of MKT and the mathematical quality of instruction.
Updated: Nov. 03, 2008