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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
Forms of Mathematical Interaction in Different Social Settings: Examples from Students’, Teachers’ and Teacher–Students’ Communication about Mathematics
This study investigates forms of mathematical interaction in different social settings. One major interest is to better understand mathematics teachers’ joint professional discourse while observing and analyzing young students mathematical interaction followed by teacher’s intervention. The epistemological analysis of mathematical sign-systems in communication and interaction in these three settings which described in this article gives evidence of different types of mathematical talk.
Updated: Jun. 11, 2009
The study compared learning for fifth grade students in two math homework conditions. The paper-and-pencil condition represented traditional homework, with review of problems in class the following day. The Web-based homework condition provided immediate feedback in the form of hints on demand and step-by-step scaffolding. The authors analyzed the results for students who completed both the paper-and-pencil and the Web-based conditions.
Updated: May. 21, 2009
The authors describe an innovative master’s program. They show how the faculty who taught in a cohort for students earning a master of arts degree in K–8 mathematics education created a coherent program by (a) identifying unifying themes that cut across courses, (b) building on ideas from one semester to the next, and (c) linking assignments for courses taught within the same semester.
Updated: May. 13, 2009
A Primary Teacher’s Mathematics Teaching: The Development of Beliefs and Practice in Different “Supportive” Contexts
The article refers to a longitudinal case study of a primary school teacher over a period of 4 years. The study focuses on the development of the teacher’s beliefs regarding mathematics teaching and learning from the last year of her university studies up to the third year of teaching mathematics in school. This development has been examined within three different contexts, which have been distinguished in terms of the kind of support provided to this teacher.
Updated: Apr. 06, 2009
A Longitudinal Study of Effects of A Developmental Teacher Preparation Program on Elementary Prospective Teachers’ Mathematics Beliefs
This is a longitudinal, mixed methods study. It presents a thorough examination of the effects of a distinctive teacher preparation program on important constructs related to prospective teacher preparedness to teach mathematics for understanding, including mathematics pedagogical and teaching efficacy beliefs, mathematics anxiety, and specialized content knowledge for teaching mathematics. The results indicate that the programmatic features experienced by the prospective teachers in this study, including a developmental two-course mathematics methods sequence and coordinated developmental field placements, provided a context supporting teacher change.
Updated: Apr. 06, 2009
This paper derives from a case study of 10 secondary school teaching assistants (TAs) who did not have conventional pre-qualifications in mathematics. However, they undertook an honors degree in mathematics education studies at a Higher Education Institution in England whilst continuing to work as TAs in school. Work-based learning was thus undertaken in parallel with advancement through the hierarchical undergraduate mathematics curriculum.
Updated: Apr. 06, 2009
While mathematical knowledge for teaching has started to gain attention as an important concept in the mathematics teacher education research community, there is limited understanding of what it is, how one might recognize it, and how it might develop in the minds of teachers. In this paper, the authors propose a framework for studying the development of mathematical knowledge for teaching that is grounded in research in both mathematics education and the learning sciences.
Updated: Feb. 04, 2009
The article examines teacher education programs in England, utilizing mathematics in post compulsory education schools. The author investigates the application of Bernstein's theories to teacher education, catering to diversity of the prospective teachers, incorporation of recontextualization into the course, strategies of learning teacher education coursework, and perception of prospective teachers regarding their weaknesses.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2007