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ERIC Number: EJ1098300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Investigating Pre-Service Candidates' Images of Mathematical Reasoning: An In-Depth Online Analysis of Common Core Mathematics Standards
Davis, C. E.; Osler, James E.
Journal on School Educational Technology, v9 n2 p29-39 Sep-Nov 2013
This paper details the outcomes of a qualitative in-depth investigation into teacher education mathematics preparation. This research is grounded in the notion that mathematics teacher education students (as "degree seeking candidates") need to develop strong foundations of mathematical practice as defined by the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics' (CCSSM). In this investigation mathematics Pre-Service Candidates ("PSCs") participated in an online 15-week methods course that infused writing prompts. This research activity probed the PSCs images of mathematical reasoning. It is based on the idea that in mathematical teacher education, teacher preparation requires teaching mathematical standards. In teaching the standards activities are required that infuse mathematical reasoning. This will aid PSCs in further infusing mathematical reasoning in their teaching both now and in the future.
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, State Standards, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Methods Courses, Qualitative Research, Mathematical Concepts, Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Common Core State Standards
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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