ERIC Number: ED476638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
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Curriculum Reforms That Increase the Mathematical Understanding of Prospective Elementary Teachers.
This study describes a teacher preparation program in mathematics and science and explores what impact the reformed curricula and teaching methods instituted in the program have on prospective teachers' understanding of rational numbers and integers. The study pursues obtaining in-depth insights regarding prospective teachers' concept development. The pretest and the posttest consisted of tests for computational skills, number sense, and conceptual understanding. Results suggest a relationship between a reformed mathematical environment and enhanced student achievement. (KHR)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Mathematics Instruction, Number Concepts, Preservice Teachers, Professional Development, Rational Numbers, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (23rd, Snowbird, Utah, October 18-21, 2001). p761-70. For full proceedings, see SE 065 231.