Connecting with the horizon : developing teachers' appreciation of mathematical structure

Vale, Colleen, McAndrew, Alasdair and Krishnan, Siva 2011, Connecting with the horizon : developing teachers' appreciation of mathematical structure, Journal of mathematics teacher education, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 193-212, doi: 10.1007/s10857-010-9162-8.

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Title Connecting with the horizon : developing teachers' appreciation of mathematical structure
Author(s) Vale, ColleenORCID iD for Vale, Colleen
McAndrew, Alasdair
Krishnan, SivaORCID iD for Krishnan, Siva
Journal name Journal of mathematics teacher education
Volume number 14
Issue number 3
Start page 193
End page 212
Total pages 20
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2011-06
ISSN 1386-4416
Keyword(s) mathematical structure
mathematical connections
mathematics knowledge for teaching
pedagogical content knowledge
mathematics on the horizon
senior secondary mathematics
professional learning program design
junior secondary mathematics
Summary A professional learning program for teachers of junior secondary mathematics regarding the content and pedagogy of senior secondary mathematics is the context for this study of teachers’ mathematical and pedagogical knowledge. The analysis of teachers’ reflections on their learning explored teachers’ understanding of mathematical connections and their appreciation of mathematical structure. The findings indicate that a professional learning program about senior secondary mathematics can enable practicing teachers to deepen and broaden their knowledge for teaching junior secondary mathematics and develop their practice to support their students’ present and future learning of mathematics. Further research is needed about professional learning approaches and tasks that may enable teachers to imbed and develop awareness of structure in their practice.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s10857-010-9162-8
Field of Research 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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