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ERIC Number: EJ847126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6803
Promoting Preservice Elementary Teachers' Awareness of Learning and Teaching Mathematics Conceptually through KTEM
Soto-Johnson, Hortensia; Iiams, Michele; Oberg, Todd; Boschmans, Barbara; Hoffmeister, April
School Science and Mathematics, v108 n8 p345-354 Dec 2008
In this article, we describe preservice elementary teachers' reactions to Liping Ma's (1999) book, "Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics" (KTEM), from five universities. Ma's discussion of solely teaching elementary mathematics procedurally and its consequences awakens the preservice teachers' memories of learning elementary mathematics. Ma's analysis of and solution to the problem ignites strong emotions in the preservice elementary teachers and promotes a desire to teach elementary mathematics conceptually. Through the analysis of writing assignments, we summarize how reading and reflecting on KTEM gives preservice teachers an opportunity to examine their beliefs about teaching and learning elementary mathematics conceptually.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A