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ERIC Number: EJ932682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Teaching Mathematics for Prospective Elementary School Teachers: What Textbooks Don't Tell
Libeskind, Shlomo
PRIMUS, v21 n5 p473-484 2011
In this article, the author suggests that to improve the teaching of mathematics in elementary schools, we must, when teaching content courses to prospective teachers, model the kind of teaching we want them to engage in. The author suggests ways to model this kind of teaching, which include the following: (1) challenge "all" students; (2) encourage different solutions; (3) explain in more than one way, including a way appropriate for elementary children; (4) include in each lecture something that students find exciting, and (5) connect mathematics with its history and with mathematicians. (Contains 3 tables and 5 figures.)
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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