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ERIC Number: EJ775025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
Teaching Preservice Secondary Teachers How to Teach Elementary Mathematics Concepts
Kalder, Robin S.
Mathematics Teacher, v101 n2 p146-149 Sep 2007
Research has found that teachers of mathematics are more effective when they have a profound understanding of the content that is being taught and the content to which students have previously been exposed. It is clear that professional programs must enable preservice teachers to develop the knowledge and skills they need to teach elementary mathematics skills and concepts as necessary. This article describes a course in elementary mathematics concepts ("Number Systems from an Advanced Viewpoint") that was specially designed for preservice teachers who plan to teach mathematics in middle or high schools. Its goal is to investigate thoroughly the development of elementary school mathematics concepts. This course also requires each preservice teacher to visit an elementary mathematics classroom and to give a presentation that describes what was observed. (Contains 2 figures.)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502. Tel: 800-235-7566; Tel: 703-620-3702; Fax: 703-476-2970; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A