ERIC Number: ED466960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Jennifer's Journey: Seeing and Remembering Mathematical Connections in a Pre-Service Elementary Teachers Course.
Davis, Gary E.; McGowen, Mercedes A.
This paper details one young woman's journey in a 16-week mathematics content course for pre-service teachers. It analyzes her initial efforts at problem solving in groups, and her ability to see and recall explicitly connections that were inherent in the instructor's conceptions of the problems. Using her writing during the course, the paper compares her memories with those of other students of differing achievement. She made remarkable strides in coming to terms with the language and ideas of mathematics, and understanding how engaging with these can help her be a better teacher. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Concept Formation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Higher Education, Journal Writing, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mathematics Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Problem Solving, Student Journals, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (25th, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 12-17, 2001).