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ERIC Number: ED349181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
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Preparing Elementary Teachers to Teach Mathematics: A Problem-solving Approach. Final Report. Volume II: Content Component.
Lester, Frank K., Jr.; And Others
The "Preparing Elementary Teachers to Teach Mathematics (PETTM) Project" (1988-1991) was a cooperative university/school effort to improve the teaching of mathematics by elementary teachers with its primary focus on improving the university training of preservice teachers (PSTs) in mathematics. This document, volume II of the project's final report, describes the "Content Component" of the program. An introductory section provides the background and rationale for the project and a description of its four components. An overview of the content component is given followed by a description of M118, a required finite mathematics course for elementary education majors. The next section describes T104, a newly developed mathematics course for PSTs with problem solving and exploration at its core. Publications and presentations related to the content component and a description of related instructional products are provided. (MDH)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Problem Solving, Student Role, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Mathematics Education Development Center.
Identifiers: Finite Mathematics; Subject Content Knowledge
Note: For volumes I-V, see SE 053 186-190.