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Winsor, Matthew S. – PRIMUS, 2009
This article describes the goals of a capstone course for secondary preservice mathematics teachers and how those goals are achieved. Moreover, student reaction to the course will be examined.
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary School Mathematics, High Schools
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Gieger, Judith Lynn – PRIMUS, 2007
One of the most publicly celebrated figures in mathematics teaching during the last century was Jaime Escalante (dramatized in the film "Stand and Deliver"). The Escalante story aptly fulfills three prevailing myths about effective teachers: the Teacher is self-made, the Teacher is the expert, and everything depends on the Teacher. These…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Mythology, Mathematics Teachers
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Cullinane, Michael J. – PRIMUS, 2005
Mathematics majors' study of abstract algebra should provide these students with opportunities to connect what they are learning to their prior experiences with algebra in high school. This paper illustrates how such connections can be used to motivate the notion of binary operation and the axioms for a group.
Descriptors: High Schools, Algebra, Secondary School Mathematics, Correlation