ERIC Number: ED425919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Aug-28
Middle-Grade Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge and Its Relationship to Instruction: A Research Monograph. SUNY Series, Reform in Mathematics Education.
Sowder, Judith T.; Philipp, Randolph A.; Armstrong, Barbara E.; Schappelle, Bonnie P.
This book presents research undertaken as a two-year investigation of two sets of related questions about teacher understanding concerning rational numbers, quantity, and proportional reasoning and how this knowledge affects teachers' awareness of how students learn. Chapter 2 provides a conceptual framework. Chapter 3 presents detailed information on the methodology of the study regarding issues related to validity, reliability, and ethics. Chapters 4-10 directly address the two research questions that guided the study. Chapter 4 explores the effects of the seminars with the teachers on their development of mathematical understanding and understanding of how students learn mathematics. Chapters 5-9 discuss the case studies of five of the teachers associated with the project. Chapter 10 contains an analysis of the student data. Contains 108 references. (ASK)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Knowledge Level, Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Teachers, Middle Schools, Number Concepts, Professional Development
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED512043