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Santos-Trigo, Manuel; Barrera-Mora, Fernando – PRIMUS, 2011
The study documents the extent to which high school teachers reflect on their need to revise and extend their mathematical and practicing knowledge. In this context, teachers worked on a set of tasks as a part of an inquiring community that promoted the use of different computational tools in problem solving approaches. Results indicated that the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Problem Solving, Calculators, Secondary School Teachers
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Huntley, Mary Ann; Flores, Alfinio – PRIMUS, 2010
The authors describe ways in which a history of mathematics course can help prospective teachers of mathematics develop knowledge they will need for teaching. The types of knowledge include content knowledge of mathematics, knowledge of mathematics for teaching, and pedagogical knowledge.
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics
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Winsor, Matthew S. – PRIMUS, 2009
This article describes the goals of a capstone course for secondary preservice mathematics teachers and how those goals are achieved. Moreover, student reaction to the course will be examined.
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary School Mathematics, High Schools