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ERIC Number: EJ887300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3031
Mathematics Stories: Preservice Teachers' Images and Experiences as Learners of Mathematics
Guillaume, Andrea M.; Kirtman, Lisa
Issues in Teacher Education, v19 n1 p121-143 Spr 2010
This study seeks to determine whether national trends in subject matter knowledge and in curricular experiences hold true for prospective teachers who attended K-12 schooling during the reform period. It further seeks to determine other influences on teachers' visions of mathematics and goals for themselves as mathematics teachers. Teachers' past experiences and knowledge have an impact on their ability to teach mathematics. Autobiographies, or what they are calling math stories, provide one way to study these experiences. Through the powerful lens of mathematics stories, this study seeks to view teachers' past experiences, to begin to deconstruct possible limiting notions, and to build on solid notions of mathematics and mathematics instruction to better shape classroom practice for tomorrow's students. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress