Search results for: Mathematics education
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The Organization of the Mathematics Preparation and Development of Teachers: A Report from the ICMI Study 15
The current paper presents the results of an investigation carried out across 20+ country-regions under the auspices of ICMI Study 15 into the structures, approaches and general characteristics of the mathematics preparation and development of teachers. The paper provides an analytic perspective on (a) teacher education systems’ characteristics including institutional arrangements and regulations; (b) teacher’s recruitment, selection, and credentials; (c) teacher education programs’ structure and approaches; (d) teacher educators’ characteristics; and (e) the structure and content of the curriculum.
Updated: May. 19, 2011
The present systematic review of algebra instructional improvement strategies identified 82 relevant studies with 109 independent effect sizes representing a sample of 22,424 students. Five categories of improvement strategies emerged: technology curricula, nontechnology curricula, instructional strategies, manipulatives, and technology tools. All five of these strategies yielded positive, statistically significant results.
Updated: Feb. 24, 2011
This paper reports a collaborative self-study designed to examine the practices and experiences of a teacher educator and her students with the support of critical dialogue partners. The authors explore the tensions and possibilities that arise as a teacher educator attempts to foster both a pedagogy of care and a pedagogy of inquiry in a mathematics methods course. The authors conclude that a mathematics teacher education course permeated with care and peppered with inquiry has the potential to build preservice teachers' confidence and empowerment as the course develops.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2011
How to Develop Mathematics-for-Teaching and for Understanding: The Case of Meanings of the Equal Sign
This article contributes to the ongoing process of defining and developing mathematics-for-teaching. The article investigates the case of understanding students’ perspectives on equations and equalities and on meanings of the equal sign. The theoretical claims are proved by a report on a teacher education course for pre-service middle-school mathematics teachers.
Updated: Aug. 24, 2010
In this article, the authors argue that culturally relevant instruction coupled with teaching for social justice can motivate marginalized students to learn mathematics. The goals of this conceptual article are threefold: (a) to explore the theoretical frameworks underlying culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP) and social justice pedagogy (SJP), (b) to present illustrative cases of mathematics teaching that reveal the possibilities and challenges associated with these pedagogical approaches, and (c) to offer to the field of teacher education recommendations related to the successful use of CRP and SJP within today’s classrooms.
Updated: Jul. 20, 2010
In this article, the authors elaborate a conceptualisation of mathematics for teaching as a form of applied mathematics (using Bass's idea of characterising mathematics education as a form of applied mathematics). Furthermore, the authors examine implications of this conceptualisation for the mathematical preparation of teachers.
Updated: May. 09, 2010
Teachers’ Analyses of Classroom Video Predict Student Learning of Mathematics: Further Explorations of a Novel Measure of Teacher Knowledge
This study examines the relationship between teacher knowledge and student learning in the area of mathematics. The authors used an innovative approach to assessing teacher knowledge. This approach is based on teachers’ analyses of classroom video clips. Teachers watched 13 video clips of classroom instruction and then provided written comments on the interactions of the teacher, students, and content. The quality of teachers’ analyses, coded using an objective rubric, are shown to be reliable and valid, relating both to another widely used measure of teacher knowledge and to teachers’ own students’ learning (from pre- to posttest).
Updated: Apr. 27, 2010
Online Asynchronous Collaboration in Mathematics Teacher Education and the Development of Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching
The authors’ goal was to improve their online environment by testing and modifying it to support teachers' development of deep, connected understandings of school mathematics and to find ways to make use of the teachers' learning as a context for subsequent mathematical and pedagogical development. The authors propose a model for developing mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT) in an online environment. The authors believe that their model for Online Asynchronous Collaboration (OAC) is a promising practice in teacher education.
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010
This article seeks to identify the ways in which participation in school classrooms is similar to and different from those described by Lave and Wenger, which have claimed that legitimate peripheral participation is a universal feature of situated learning. As a means to investigate situated learning as participation, the author focuses on one particular form of learning in school, which can be referred to as usual school mathematics.
Updated: Dec. 15, 2009
Building on work in the area of third space theory, this study documents one teacher's efforts to create third spaces in an elementary mathematics classroom. In an attempt to link the worlds of theory and practice, the author examines how the work of other theorists and researchers can create new lenses for classroom practitioners.
Updated: Dec. 08, 2009