The Mathematical Education of Teachers II

The Mathematical Education of Teachers II

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This report is a resource for those who teach mathematics and statistics to PreK-12 mathematics teachers, both future teachers and those who already teach in our nation's schools. The report makes recommendations for the mathematics that teachers should know and how they should come to know that mathematics. It urges greater involvement of mathematicians and statisticians in teacher education so that the nation's mathematics teachers have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to provide students with a mathematics education that ensures high school graduates are college- and career-ready as envisioned by the Common Core State Standards. This report draws on the experience and knowledge of the past decade to: Update the 2001 Mathematical Education of Teachers report's recommendations for the mathematical preparation of teachers at all grade levels: elementary, middle, and high school. Address the professional development of teachers of mathematics. Discuss the mathematical knowledge needed by teachers at different grade levels and by others who teach mathematics such as elementary mathematics specialists, special education teachers, and early childhood educators. Each of the MET II writers is a mathematician, statistician, or mathematics educator with substantial expertise and experience in mathematics education. Among them are principal investigators for Math Science Partnerships as well as past presidents and chairs of the American Statistical Association, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics, Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences, and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The audience for this report includes all who teach mathematics to teachers--mathematicians, statisticians, and mathematics educators--and all who are responsible for the mathematical education of teachers--department chairs, educational administrators, and policy-makers at the national, state, school-district, and collegiate levels.For instance, prospective and practicing middle grades teachers need to be aware of representations, be they drawings, tape diagrams, number lines, 8 or physical models, used in the earlier grades and how those representations may lendanbsp;...

Title:The Mathematical Education of Teachers II
Author:Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences
Publisher:American Mathematical Soc. - 2012


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