Search results for: Mathematics education
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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
In this paper, the authors describe a model for systematically improving the mathematics preparation of elementary teachers, one lesson at a time. They begin by identifying a serious obstacle for teacher educators: the absence of mechanisms for developing a shareable knowledge base for teacher preparation. They propose their model as a way to address this challenge. The authors conclude by presenting data indicating that the model is effective in generating and vetting knowledge that helps to improve the mathematics program over time.
Updated: Dec. 01, 2009
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics identified technology as a feature of high-quality mathematics education. The purposes of this study are to: (1) observe and describe how pre-service mathematics teachers subsequently incorporated technology-generated representations into their student teaching; and (2) understand and expound on their rationales for using such representations. The authors found that these pre-service teachers appropriately utilized the provided technology to generate representations for the purpose of helping their pupils to develop conceptual understanding and reasoning.
Updated: Nov. 11, 2009
The purpose of this article is studying how leaders learn to cultivate mathematically rich professional development environments. The authors adapted two frameworks from classroom-based research to support leaders’ understanding of facilitation of mathematics professional development: sociomathematical norms and practices for orchestrating productive discussion. They describe the use of these frameworks in their work and argue for a third framework—the mathematical knowledge for teaching. 24 NW leaders and 12 SW leaders participated in the seminars developed by the authors.
Updated: Nov. 04, 2009
The article illustrates the aspects of powerful professional learning through three pedagogical tools that emerged from a content analysis of a large data set of the Numeracy Development Project. Since 2000, more than 25,000 teachers and 690,000 students in English-medium and Māori-medium (indigenous) settings have participated in the project. The content analysis identified three pedagogical tools that participants describe as improving their mathematics knowledge and practice: the number framework; the diagnostic interview and the strategy teaching model.
Updated: Sep. 16, 2009
The authors consider what a concern for social justice in terms of social inclusion might mean for teacher education. The authors refer to both practising and prospective teachers, with particular reference to the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in mathematics education taking place at a borderland school.
Updated: Jul. 08, 2009
In this article, the authors propose that guiding teachers to examine the regulative/discursive norms of school mathematics with tools derived from social semiotics can serve two goals. The first one is to deconstruct the “math is math period!” disposition in prospective teachers by promoting their critical understanding of the symbolic domination work they often unknowingly perform. The second goal is to reconstruct a more socio-political disposition by equipping them with tools for decoding the dominant discursive practices of school mathematics.
Updated: Jul. 08, 2009
The author reviews research related to mathematics education and cooperative learning. Furthermore, she discusses how teachers might assist students in cooperative groups to provide equitable opportunities to learn. The author concludes by considering unresolved questions in the field and proposing directions for future research.
Updated: Jul. 02, 2009