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ERIC Number: EJ1151027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2165-7874
What Types of Text Are Novice Teachers Choosing to Teach Mathematics?
Barry, Arlene L.; Gay, A. Susan; Pelkey, M. Lisa; Rothrock, Katrina
Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, v3 Aug 2017
Student teachers informed their professors that it was no longer the practice to use traditional textbooks to teach mathematics to teens. This notion caused the authors to undertake a nationwide survey to inquire about the types of math text used by novice teachers. Responses showed that a textbook did continue dominance. A majority said they preferred a digital text, favoring the technology, its presumed interactive qualities, and its ability to serve as "teacher." Those who advocated a print text did so because of accessibility, tactile properties and the distractibility of technology. Most taught vocabulary, but did not require their students to read the text.
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Texas Tech University. Broadway and Boston, Lubbock, TX 79409-1042. Tel: 806-742-2566; Fax: 806-742-1112; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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