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Johnson, Raymond; Severance, Samuel; Penuel, William R.; Leary, Heather – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2016
How teachers make sense of new academic standards significantly shapes the implementation of those standards. Professional development organized around the analysis of mathematical tasks has potential to prepare teachers for standards implementation by helping them develop common understandings of standards and how to help students meet ambitious…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Academic Standards, Professional Development
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Gainsburg, Julie – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2008
The mathematics-education community stresses the importance of real-world connections in teaching. The extant literature suggests that in actual classrooms this practice is infrequent and cursory, but few studies have specifically examined whether, how, and why teachers connect mathematics to the real world. In this study, I surveyed 62 secondary…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Relevance (Education), Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods