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Beers, Donna Lee; Davidson, Ellen May – PRIMUS, 2009
This article describes a collaboration between two faculty members, one from mathematics and the other from education, to strengthen the preparation of pre-service elementary school teachers for teaching mathematics. The model used is a learning community which combines a mathematics content course offered by the mathematics department, with a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Cooperative Planning
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Jonker, Leo – PRIMUS, 2008
It is possible to get prospective elementary school teachers to learn interesting mathematics well by not only requiring that they learn the material in a mathematics course but also requiring that they teach it as part of an enrichment program at the middle school level. This article discusses the reasons for such a course, and describes a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Enrichment Activities, Elementary School Teachers, Enrichment