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Earnest, Darrell; Amador, Julie M. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
Curriculum materials are integral to the mathematics classroom, yet little is known about how teachers read curriculum in order to envision enactment. Through an assignment involving an approximation of actual teaching practice, we investigated prospective teachers' documentational genesis (Pepin et al. in ZDM 45:929-943, 2013) from curriculum…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Assignments
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Tirosh, Dina; Tsamir, Pessia; Levenson, Esther S.; Barkai, Ruthi – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
This paper raises the possibility of enhancing prospective and practicing teachers' awareness of example use in classrooms by using theories to analyze an authentic case. The study was carried out in the context of a university course where participants analyzed an excerpt from a tenth-grade geometry class. A qualitative analysis of participants'…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Appova, Aina; Taylor, Cynthia E. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
Enhancing teachers' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) is essential to improving the teaching and learning of mathematics. Mathematics teacher educators (MTEs) need to help prospective teachers enhance PCK (Marks in J Teach Educ 41(3):3-11, 1990. doi:10.1177/002248719004100302; Mason 2008). However, we know very little about the practices of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers
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Mintos, Alexia; Hoffman, Andrew J.; Kersey, Elizabeth; Newton, Jill; Smith, Dana – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
Understanding how mathematics preservice teachers (M-PSTs) learn about issues of equity is essential to addressing the inequities that persist in mathematics education. In this article, we use (Gutiérrez, in: Herbel-Eisenmann, Choppin, Wagner, Pimm (eds) Equity in discourse for mathematics education: theories, practices, and policies, Springer,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary Education
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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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Wasserman, Nicholas H.; Weber, Keith; Fukawa-Connelly, Timothy; McGuffey, William – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
Most prospective secondary mathematics teachers complete a course in real analysis, yet view the content as unrelated to their future teaching. We leveraged a theoretically motivated instructional model to design modules for a real analysis course that could inform secondary teachers' pedagogy, focusing on how this model was implemented in a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Curriculum Design, Secondary School Teachers
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Amador, Julie M.; Carter, Ingrid S. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018
Lesson Study, which assumes multiple variations, is a collaborative method that provides an opportunity for teachers to notice professionally. We analyzed how audible conversational components afforded and constrained the verbalization of professional noticing of a lesson study team. The team, comprised of six prospective teachers, a classroom…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Instruction
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Lovin, LouAnn H.; Stevens, Alexis L.; Siegfried, John; Wilkins, Jesse L. M.; Norton, Anderson – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018
In an effort to expand our knowledge base pertaining to pre-K-8 prospective teachers' understanding of fractions, the present study was designed to extend the work on fractions schemes and operations to this population. One purpose of our study was to validate the fractions schemes and operations hierarchy with the pre-K-8 prospective teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Skills, Fractions, Mathematical Concepts
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Estapa, Anne T.; Amador, Julie; Kosko, Karl W.; Weston, Tracy; de Araujo, Zandra; Aming-Attai, Rachael – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018
Elementary preservice teachers at six universities engaged in a task that provided them opportunities to articulate their professional noticing within video representations, written decompositions, and animated approximations of practice. The preservice teachers' written accounts indicated that a majority attended to students or student thinking;…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction
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Boote, Stacy K.; Boote, David N. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018
Mathematical habits of prospective teachers affect problem comprehension and success and expose their beliefs about mathematics. Prospective elementary teachers (PSTs) (n = 121) engaged in a problem solving activity each week in class. Data were collected from PSTs enrolled in an undergraduate elementary mathematics methods course at a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Beliefs
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Leikin, Roza; Zazkis, Rina; Meller, Michal – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018
We believe that professional mathematicians who teach undergraduate mathematics courses to prospective teachers play an important role in the education of secondary school mathematics teachers. Thus, we explored the views of research mathematicians on the mathematics that should be taught to prospective mathematics teachers, on how the courses…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Professional Personnel, Teacher Educators, Secondary School Mathematics
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Masingila, Joanna O.; Olanoff, Dana; Kimani, Patrick M. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018
In this study, we report on what types of mathematical knowledge for teaching teachers (MKTT) mathematics teacher educators (MTEs) use and develop when they work together and reflect on their teaching in a Community of Practice while helping prospective primary teachers (PTs) generate their own mathematical knowledge for teaching in learning…
Descriptors: Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Educators, Communities of Practice
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Simpson, Adrian; Vondrová, Nada; Žalská, Jana – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018
A key requirement of successful initial teacher education is the development of professional vision, which includes shifting attention to features of the situation relevant to the specialized goals of teaching. Existing research hints at the value of targeted video-based courses in the development of professional vision, but often raises questions…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Attention, Teacher Role, Teaching Experience
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Ostermann, Andreas; Leuders, Timo; Nückles, Matthias – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018
To teach adaptively, teachers should be able to take the students' level of knowledge into account. Therefore, a key component of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) is the ability to assume the students' perspectives. However, due to the so-called expert blind spot, teachers tend to misestimate their students' knowledge, such as when estimating…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics, Graphs
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Callejo, María Luz; Zapatera, Alberto – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2017
The aim of this research is to characterize profiles of the teaching competence "noticing students' mathematical thinking" in the context of the pattern generalization. Prospective primary teachers were asked to describe and interpret the answers of three primary students to three linear pattern generalization problems. Five profiles for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Generalization
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