Category Archives: knowledge

Two interesting articles on teachers’ knowledge

In the recent issue of Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, two interesting articles about teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching are published. One of these articles, “The nature and predictors of elementary teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching“, was written by … Continue reading

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Preservice teachers’ conceptions of multidigit wholenumbers

Eva Thanheiser (Portland State University) has written an interesting article that was published online in Educational Studies in Mathematics this week. The article is entitled Investigating further preservice teachers’ conceptions of multidigit whole numbers: refining a framework, and in the article, … Continue reading

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How to develop mathematics for teaching and understanding

Susanne Prediger has written an article about How to develop mathematics-for-teaching and for understanding: the case of meanings of the equal sign. The article was published online in Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education on Thursday last week. Point of departure … Continue reading

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Knowledge and beliefs

Much of my own research the last years has been related to knowledge and beliefs concerning mathematics, teaching and learning of mathematics. In the most recent issue of Instructional Science, Angela Boldrin and Lucia Mason have written an article that … Continue reading

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Proof constructions and evaluations

Andreas J. Stylianides and Gabriel J. Stylianides have written an article called Proof construction and evaluations. The article was published online in Educational Studies in Mathematics on Friday. Here is a copy of their article abstract: In this article, we … Continue reading

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Preservice teachers’ subject matter knowledge of mathematics

Ramakrishnan Menon has written an article entitled Preservice teachers’ subject matter knowledge of mathematics. The article has been published in International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning. Here is the abstract of the article: Sixty four preservice teachers taking a … Continue reading

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Activating mathematical competencies

César Sáenz from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain, has written an article called The role of contextual, conceptual and procedural knowledge in activating mathematical competencies (PISA). This article describes and analyzes the difficulties that Spanish student teachers had when … Continue reading

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ZDM, No 5, 2008

For some reason, ZDM has published two December issues this year. I have already covered one of them, which is actually No 6, but I have not covered No 5 (both are December issues). ZDM, No 5 has a focus … Continue reading

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Diagnostic competentces of future teachers

Björn Schwarz, Björn Wissmach and Gabriele Kaiser have written an article entitled “Last curves not quite correct”: diagnostic competences of future teachers with regard to modelling and graphical representations. The article was published online in ZDM last week. Here is … Continue reading

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Future teachers’ professional knowledge on argumentation and proof

Björn Schwarz, Issic K.C. Leung, Nils Buchholtz, Gabriele Kaiser, Gloria Stillman, Jill Brown and Colleen Vale have written an article about Future teachers’ professional knowledge on argumentation and proof: a case study from universities in three countries, which was also … Continue reading

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