ERIC Number: ED446934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Rational Numbers in Content and Methods Courses for Teacher Preparation.
Pesek, Dolores D.; Gray, Elizabeth D.; Golding, Tena L.
Over the past five years, Pesek (Simoneaux), Gray and Golding have been actively involved in the Louisiana Systemic Initiative Program (LaSIP) and the Louisiana Collaborative for Excellence in the Preparation of Teachers (LACEPT) grants through Southeastern Louisiana University. Through these grants teachers from the region are inserviced on implementing the directives and philosophy of the Mathematics Association of America's (MAA) "A Call for Change" and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM) "Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics", and preparation courses for elementary majors are being redesigned. This paper reports some tasks being implemented across the mathematics content and methods courses in one curriculum strand, namely rational numbers. Elementary education majors at Southeastern are required to take 12 hours in mathematics (algebra, probability and statistics, number sense, and geometry), three hours in mathematics education, and are certified for grades 1-8. (Contains 24 references.) (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (Washington, DC, February 14-15, 1997). First author listed as Delores P. Simoneaux on title page.