ERIC Number: EJ1139337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Reference Count: 31
Using Video as a Stimulus to Reveal Elementary Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching
Barlow, Angela T.; Gaddy, Angeline K.; Baxter, Wesley A.
Issues in Teacher Education, v26 n1 p17-34 Spr 2017
The purpose of this article is to explore the usefulness of a video-based tool for measuring teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching. Unique to this tool is the use of a video featuring a mathematical disagreement that occurred in an elementary classroom. The authors define mathematical disagreements as instances in which students challenge each other's mathematical ideas (Barlow & McCrory, 2011). The authors anticipated that by having teachers view video of a mathematical disagreement and then respond to questions, they could effectively access their mathematical knowledge for teaching. This use of a video featuring a mathematical disagreement proved to be an effective way to access the participants' knowledge.
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Video Technology, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mathematics Skills, Qualitative Research, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Knowledge Level, Geometric Concepts, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 6
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 6; Middle Schools
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