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Norton, Stephen – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
In Australia, there is increasing scrutiny of teacher education processes in learning to teach primary mathematics. In this study, mixed methods, including linear regression, are used to examine the entry mathematical content knowledge of third-year Bachelor of Education Pre-service Students and to relate this to their graduating level of content…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Foreign Countries
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Galligan, Linda; Axelsen, Taryn; Pennicott, Toni; Addie, Ron; Galbraith, Peter; Woolcott, Geoff – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
Mathematical modelling is increasingly becoming an integral component of mathematical curricular in primary and secondary schools throughout the world. However, in Australia modelling skills are currently rarely found in university teacher preparation courses. Limited experience with modelling processes, as well as a lack of confidence and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematical Models, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Norton, Stephen; Zhang, Qinqiong – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018
The preparation of teachers to teach mathematics to primary school children differs across nations and cultures. This study used mixed methods to examine the basic content knowledge of trainee teachers in Australia and China. A simple test (30 questions) of content based on an international comparative study in mathematics teacher training found…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Teachers
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Owens, Kay – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2015
Transforming teachers and their approach to teaching Indigenous students requires partnerships with the Indigenous community, planning, small steps, and funds. This article illustrates how teachers can change when funds are available to assist schools and communities to implement appropriate and effective professional development, to establish…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, School Community Relationship
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Wilkie, Karina J. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2014
This article is based on a project that investigated teachers' knowledge in teaching an important aspect of algebra in the middle years of schooling--functions, relations and joint variation. As part of the project, 105 upper primary teachers were surveyed during their participation in Contemporary Teaching and Learning of Mathematics, a research…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Surveys, Mathematics Instruction, Algebra
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Forgasz, Helen – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2006
The findings presented in this article were derived from a 3-year study aimed at examining issues associated with the use of computers for secondary mathematics learning in Victorian (Australia) schools. Gender and other equity factors were of particular interest. In this article, the focus is on the participating mathematics teachers. Data on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Goos, Merrilyn – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2005
This paper reports on a study that investigated the pedagogical practices and beliefs of pre-service and beginning teachers in integrating technology into the teaching of secondary school mathematics. A case study documents how one teacher's modes of working with technology changed over time and across different school contexts, and identifies…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Preservice Teachers, Technology Uses in Education