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Yopp, David A.; Burroughs, Elizabeth A.; Sutton, John T.; Greenwood, Mark C. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
This study investigated relationships between changes in certain types of coaching knowledge and practices among mathematics classroom coaches and how these explain changes in the attitudes, knowledge, and practice of the teachers they coach. Participants in this study were 51 school-based mathematics classroom coaches in the USA and 180 of the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Coaching (Performance), Mathematics Instruction
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Earnest, Darrell; Amador, Julie M. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
Curriculum materials are integral to the mathematics classroom, yet little is known about how teachers read curriculum in order to envision enactment. Through an assignment involving an approximation of actual teaching practice, we investigated prospective teachers' documentational genesis (Pepin et al. in ZDM 45:929-943, 2013) from curriculum…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Assignments
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Otten, Samuel; Keazer, Lindsay M.; Karaman, Ruveyda – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
The discipline of mathematics values precision and teachers are accountable for promoting and supporting their students in attending to precision (ATP), which in the USA is an explicit standard for mathematical practice included in the "Common Core State Standards for Mathematics." This study used thematic discourse analysis to examine…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Middle School Teachers
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Wilkie, Karina J. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
Mathematics teaching at secondary levels has proven surprisingly resistant to change over the past century. This study draws on two theoretical models to investigate how the process of changing secondary teaching in algebra through school-based professional learning might occur, and its relationship to different external and internal influences on…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Algebra
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Tirosh, Dina; Tsamir, Pessia; Levenson, Esther S.; Barkai, Ruthi – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
This paper raises the possibility of enhancing prospective and practicing teachers' awareness of example use in classrooms by using theories to analyze an authentic case. The study was carried out in the context of a university course where participants analyzed an excerpt from a tenth-grade geometry class. A qualitative analysis of participants'…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Lee, Hyung Sook; Coomes, Jacqueline; Yim, Jaehoon – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
In this study, we specify teacher's knowledge and beliefs that influence their enactment of mathematics tasks. The use of tasks in lessons requires teachers to consider students' mathematical thinking and to know how to effectively implement tasks. Among the many aspects of teachers' understanding of students and ability to implement tasks for…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Prior Learning, Teaching Methods, Teacher Characteristics
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Felton-Koestler, Mathew D. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
In this paper I present a case study of one teacher, Harriet, and how her beliefs and practices regarding "equity" and "social justice" in mathematics developed over several years. I use Valsiner's (Culture and the development of children's action: a theory of human development, 2nd edn, Wiley, New York, 1997) zone theory to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Appova, Aina; Taylor, Cynthia E. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
Enhancing teachers' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) is essential to improving the teaching and learning of mathematics. Mathematics teacher educators (MTEs) need to help prospective teachers enhance PCK (Marks in J Teach Educ 41(3):3-11, 1990. doi:10.1177/002248719004100302; Mason 2008). However, we know very little about the practices of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers
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Takker, Shikha; Subramaniam, K. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
Existing frameworks of teachers' knowledge required to teach mathematics do not adequately capture the dynamic aspects of knowledge manifested in teaching practice. In this paper, we examine the knowledge demands that arise in situ, in the course of a teacher listening and responding to students' thinking, while teaching the topic of decimal…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Arithmetic, Teaching Methods, Knowledge Level
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Aaron, Wendy Rose; Herbst, Patricio G. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
Inside the discipline, mathematical work consists of the interplay between stating and refining conjectures and attempting to prove those conjectures. However, the mathematical practices of conjecturing and proving are traditionally separated in high school geometry classrooms, despite some research showing that students can successfully navigate…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Validity, Geometry, Secondary School Mathematics
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Miyakawa, Takeshi; Winsløw, Carl – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
Japanese lesson study was introduced to the West in the late 1990s. Certain widely disseminated publications and classroom videos, and also reports on international surveys of students achievement, led many to consider that Japanese mathematics teaching is highly creative and effective, with lesson study as a main explanatory factor. As a result,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Improvement
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Tirosh, Dina; Tsamir, Pessia; Levenson, Esther S.; Barkai, Ruthi; Tabach, Michal – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
This study investigates 27 preschool teachers' verbalization of various aspects of pattern structure as well as their knowledge of pattern structure while solving patterning activities. Aspects of structure that are investigated include the unit of repeat, its length and the amount of times it is repeated, and whether or not the pattern ends in a…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Repetition, Mathematical Concepts
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Amador, Julie M.; Carter, Ingrid S. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018
Lesson Study, which assumes multiple variations, is a collaborative method that provides an opportunity for teachers to notice professionally. We analyzed how audible conversational components afforded and constrained the verbalization of professional noticing of a lesson study team. The team, comprised of six prospective teachers, a classroom…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Instruction
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Wilkerson, Michelle H.; Bautista, Alfredo; Tobin, Roger G.; Brizuela, Bárbara M.; Cao, Ying – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018
Modeling is a major topic of interest in mathematics education. However, the field's definition of models is diverse. Less is known about what teachers identify as mathematical models, even though it is teachers who ultimately enact modeling activities in the classroom. In this study, we asked nine middle school teachers with a variety of academic…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematical Models
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Pino-Fan, Luis R.; Godino, Juan D.; Font, Vicenç – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in studying the knowledge that mathematics teachers require in order for their teaching to be effective. However, only a few studies have focused on the design and application of instruments that are capable of exploring different aspects of teachers' didactic-mathematical knowledge about specific…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Education, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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