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ERIC Number: ED448019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan-22
Pages: 25
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Elementary Mathematics: A Missing Piece in Secondary Mathematics Teacher Education?
Frykholm, Jeffrey
For learners to develop powerful conceptions of mathematics, they must have opportunities to experience mathematics--to make conjectures, explore mathematical relationships, justify claims, engage in mathematical communication, and connect concepts within and outside of mathematics. If learners are to experience mathematics in this way, significant implications for teachers, the preparation of beginning teachers in particular, will follow. This paper explores several of these implications as they relate specifically to the content knowledge that prospective mathematics teachers bring to the preparation process. Moreover, it examines a model for mathematics teacher education that provides beginning teachers an opportunity to grapple with the relationships between their own mathematical knowledge and conceptually-based teaching. Following a review of the literature, the paper presents a case study of a mathematics major who had returned to graduate school for secondary teaching licensure. The intent is to use the student's experiences as a springboard for discussions about the potential impact that elementary mathematics content and pedagogy might have on beginning secondary teachers. Contains 21 references. (SAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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