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McGuffey, William – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2015
This article describes an activity that incorporates measurement in order to lead students to discover and explore fundamental concepts of calculus. Students are provided with an experientially real starting point involving measurement and are encouraged to engage in mathematical discussions in a low-stakes environment. I describe the activity as…
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education
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West, Kazuko Ito – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2013
What would be one of the most sensible ways for a country to invest to achieve maximal economic growth? A recent study (Chetty, Friedman, & Rockoff, 2011) by economists at Harvard and Columbia Universities shows that better teacher quality results in significantly higher students' lifetime earnings. And investing in public school teachers…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Public Schools, Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness
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Weinberg, Stuart – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010
The purpose of this article is to summarize the methodology and findings in the case studies of three student teachers in secondary school mathematics. The broad area of interest is the relationship between beliefs and practice. In the study, "beliefs" refers to expectations teachers have that students will be successful in learning with…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Communication, Success
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Gurl, Theresa – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010
In response to the recent calls for a residency model for field internships in education, a possible model based on an adaptation of Japanese lesson study is described. Lesson study consists of collaboratively planning, implementing, and discussing lessons after the lesson is taught. Results of a study in which student teachers and cooperating…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Secondary School Mathematics, Internship Programs, Models