ERIC Number: EJ1106162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Mathematics Literature with Prospective Secondary Mathematics Teachers
Jett, Christopher C.
Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, v5 n2 p49-53 Fall-Win 2014
Literature in mathematics has been found to foster positive improvements in mathematics learning. This manuscript reports on a mathematics teacher educator's use of literature via literature circles with 11 prospective secondary mathematics teachers in a mathematics content course. Using survey and reflection data, the author found that prospective teachers expressed either benefiting or not benefitting from the literature circle practice in this mathematics class. Finally, conclusions and recommendations for future work are shared.
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Literature, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Activities, College Mathematics, Undergraduate Students, Story Reading, Statistical Analysis, Pretests Posttests, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Instructional Materials, Personal Narratives, Reflection, Surveys, Qualitative Research, Likert Scales
Program in Mathematics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. 525 West 120th Street Box 210-M, New York, NY 10027. Web site: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/jmetc
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A