Category Archives: teacher-education

Using history of mathematics

Charalambos Y. Charalambous, Areti Panaoura and George Philippou have written an article called Using the history of mathematics to induce changes in preservice teachers’ beliefs and attitudes: insights from evaluating a teacher education program. The article was published online in Educational Studies in Mathematics on Tuesday. … Continue reading

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The professional education of mathematics teachers

Springer has recently published a new book on mathematics education. The book is entitled The Professional Education and Development of Teachers of Mathematics, and it is edited by Ruhama Even and Deborah Loewenberg Ball. Here are some of the highlights … Continue reading

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IEJME, October issue revisited

I have written about the October issue of International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education in an earlier post. For some reason, the full-text version of the articles in this journal don’t appear as a new issue of the journal appears … Continue reading

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Elementary prospective teachers’ mathematical beliefs

Susan L. Swars, Stephanie Z. Smith, Marvin E. Smith and Lynn C. Hart have written an article called A longitudinal study of effects of a developmental teacher preparation program on elementary prospective teachers’ mathematics beliefs. The article was published online … 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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Prospective elementary teachers’ motivation

Amanda Jansen has written an article entitled Prospective elementary teachers’ motivation to participate in whole-class discussions during mathematics content courses for teachers. This article was published on Sunday in Educational Studies in Mathematics. Here is the abstract of her article: … 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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