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Search Results for 'Mathematics instruction' (Keyword)
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1   |   From section Preservice Teachers
Changing the way to Teach Maths: Preservice Primary Teachers’ Reflections on using Exploratory Talk in Teaching Mathematics
This study aimed to examine the preservice teachers’ reflections on the contingent situations of a microteaching experience based on exploratory talk, in order to better understand preservice teachers’ emerging awareness of teaching and learning in mathematics. The findings suggest that the experience had impacted on the preservice teachers’ professional development in some ways. All the participants seemed to have valued the experience, and so may have been sensitised to work with their students in an informed way. However, some preservice teachers said that the experience had changed their beliefs in using talk as a teaching approach; and even that the experience had changed the way they wanted to teach mathematics. Others argued that the experience had raised awareness of the difficulties in working this way.
Publication Year: 2016    |    Updated in ITEC: January 14, 2018
2   |   From section Instruction in Teacher Training
Making Connections: Lessons on the Use of Video in Pre-service Teacher Education
In this article, the authors examined the potential impact of video excerpts of teaching on pre-service teachers' learning. They were also interested to identify and focus on the development of students' understanding of mathematics and the teaching and learning actions likely to facilitate this. The authors found that many of the pre-service teachers were interested in the development of students' understanding. However, many of the participants struggled to identify evidence of it or observable teaching actions likely to contribute to it.
Publication Year: 2013    |    Updated in ITEC: October 19, 2017
3   |   From section Preservice Teachers
Knowledge and Knowing in Mathematics and Pedagogy: A Case Study of Mathematics Student Teachers’ Epistemological Beliefs
The current study examines the challenges that students experience in the consolidation of knowledge in mathematics and education. The findings reveal that the epistemological beliefs of the three students differed between the two disciplines. The authors argue that all the students tended to regard mathematical knowledge as certain and coherent in nature. In education, however, they relied more on personal opinions and experiences as sources and justifications of knowledge. They also identify six main areas that can challenge the consolidation of mathematical and pedagogical knowledge.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: September 13, 2017
4   |   From section Preservice Teachers
Learning to Teach Music-themed Mathematics: An Examination of Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs about Developing and Implementing Interdisciplinary Mathematics Pedagogy
This study aimed to offer a group of preservice teachers with opportunities to learn about interdisciplinary mathematics pedagogy, plus the experience of implementing interdisciplinary mathematics pedagogy with elementary students. This study situated music within a series of mathematics lessons that incorporated the musical elements as a central, rather than superficial, component of the mathematics pedagogy. This study has provided empirical findings pertaining to the connections between music and mathematics to illustrate the concept of the entertainment-education learning strategy. To support the aim of improving preservice teachers’ knowledge for how to effectively implement mathematics teaching strategies with their future elementary students, teacher educators should strive to improve preservice teachers’ awareness of, and capacity for, making mathematics education more engaging for students.
Publication Year: 2016    |    Updated in ITEC: August 9, 2017
5   |   From section Instruction in Teacher Training
Effective Mathematics Teaching in Finnish and Swedish Teacher Education Discourses
This article explores effective mathematics teaching as constructed in Finnish and Swedish teacher educators’ discourses. Teacher educators in both countries bring into play a variety of aspects identified in the field of mathematics education research, when talking about good mathematics teachers/teaching. The teachers often talk about the same general categories, but a deeper analysis reveals a substantial difference between the characters of the discourses concerning how most of these categories are conceptualized.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: July 9, 2017
6   |   From section Instruction in Teacher Training
Examining the Use of a Structured Analysis Framework to Support Prospective Teacher Noticing
The authors examine whether an analysis framework, the Mathematical Quality of Instruction (MQI), can assist prospective teachers in noticing and interpreting salient aspects of classroom practice. The findings indicate that participation in a video club led prospective teachers to be better able to notice these salient features of mathematics instruction when watching video-taped lessons. Furthermore, participants adopted a more interpretive stance toward the classroom components they noticed and used evidence to support their stance. Prospective teachers’ abilities to notice students’ mathematical thinking improved as a result of structured video analysis.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: July 6, 2017
7   |   From section Theories & Approaches
Teacher Preparation for Profit or Prestige: Analysis of a Diverse Market for Teacher Preparation
The current research examines the relative effectiveness of universities and new program types using the diverse market in Texas. The authors examine program effectiveness through a framework integrating certificate pathways, organizational goals, and market incentives. The authors found that independent nonprofits have positive effects on student performance that are not explained by teacher sorting or program selectivity, and these effects only occur in math. Furthermore, independent nonprofits perform well with most high-risk populations but have no advantage with Black students, no presence on rural schools, and negative effects, and designated special education (SPED) students. The authors argue that these findings suggest that policy makers should proceed with caution when advocating for expanding or limiting any particular program type.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: December 27, 2016
8   |   From section Instruction in Teacher Training
Examining the Task and Knowledge Demands Needed to Teach with Representations
In this study, the authors examine the task and knowledge demands for teaching integer operations with representations by analyzing teaching practice. Based on their analysis, the authors organize the generated knowledge components using the Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching framework. They conclude by drawing implications for teacher educators and curriculum developers.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in ITEC: December 7, 2016
9   |   From section Mentoring & Supervision
Bringing the Teacher into Teacher Preparation: Learning from Mentor Teachers in Joint Methods Activities
This article draws on Lampert’s three-pronged model of teaching practice (Lampert, 2001) to explore the possible contributions of elementary classroom teachers to the learning-to-teach-mathematics experiences of preservice teachers (PSTs). The authors focus on a third-space context in which mentor teachers (MTs), PSTs, and university teacher educators collaborated to plan and analyze task-based problem-solving interviews of children. The authors analyzed the MT's contributions to a third-space activity involving the task-based interview. This analysis also suggests ways in which university teacher educators might enhance the development of methods/field third spaces by anticipating and preparing to leverage MT contributions.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: December 6, 2016
10   |   From section Preservice Teachers
What Are They Asking? An Analysis of the Questions Planned by Prospective Teachers When Integrating Literature in Mathematics
In this study, the researchers chose to explore the kinds of questions prospective teachers plan when utilizing literature in mathematics lessons to scaffold children’s understanding of the mathematics concepts presented through the text. Results revealed that some of the prospective teachers possessed a limited recognition of or ability to incorporate questioning when planning lessons. Furthermore, the results presented a need to analyze the planned questions based upon their dependency and utilization of said literature. Based upon the results of this study, there are implications and recommendations for both classroom teachers and teacher educators alike to consider when making determinations relative to the mathematics classroom, course, and field experience.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: December 6, 2016
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