Exploring connections between advanced and secondary mathematics

Eileen Murray, Erin E. Baldinger, Nicholas H. Wasserman, Shawn Broderick, Diana White, Tanya Cofer, Karen Stanish

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Abstract

The debate in understanding what content knowledge secondary teachers should have in order to provide effective instruction is the main theme of this new Working Group. Our goal is to explore connections between advanced and secondary mathematics as an entry point into this debate. In particular, we will gather interested individuals in an effort to deepen our understanding of existing connections between abstract algebra and secondary mathematics and which of these connections are important for secondary teachers to know and understand. Moreover, we aim to further research in this area by considering possible links between knowledge and understanding of connections and secondary instruction as well as how we might be able to assess teachers’ knowledge about connections between advanced and secondary content. We hope to accomplish these goals by discussing important connections between abstract algebra and secondary mathematics, providing opportunities for participants to share their experiences with connections, and engaging in conversations about the impact and assessment of connections in secondary teaching.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • advanced mathematical thinking
  • teacher education-inservice
  • teacher education-preservice
  • teacher knowledge

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