TY - CONF

T1 - Points of connection to secondary teaching in undergraduate mathematics courses

AU - Wasserman, Nicholas H.

AU - Zazkis, Rina

AU - Baldinger, Erin E.

AU - Marmur, Ofer

AU - Murray, Eileen

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - Prospective secondary mathematics teachers frequently take as many (or more) mathematics courses from a mathematics department as they do methods courses from an education department. Sadly, however, prospective secondary teachers frequently view their mathematical experiences in such courses as unrelated to their future teaching (e.g., Zazkis & Leikin, 2010). Yet there is some optimism that having instructors alter their instructional approaches in such mathematics courses can enhance such experiences to be a positive part of their preparation for teaching. This theoretical report elaborates on four points of connection to secondary teaching that can be made in undergraduate mathematics courses, illustrated via examples from abstract algebra, and organized along a spectrum of intended implications on secondary teaching. The purpose is to provide a theoretical bridging between instructional approaches in undergraduate mathematics and aspects of secondary teaching practice.

AB - Prospective secondary mathematics teachers frequently take as many (or more) mathematics courses from a mathematics department as they do methods courses from an education department. Sadly, however, prospective secondary teachers frequently view their mathematical experiences in such courses as unrelated to their future teaching (e.g., Zazkis & Leikin, 2010). Yet there is some optimism that having instructors alter their instructional approaches in such mathematics courses can enhance such experiences to be a positive part of their preparation for teaching. This theoretical report elaborates on four points of connection to secondary teaching that can be made in undergraduate mathematics courses, illustrated via examples from abstract algebra, and organized along a spectrum of intended implications on secondary teaching. The purpose is to provide a theoretical bridging between instructional approaches in undergraduate mathematics and aspects of secondary teaching practice.

KW - content knoweldge

KW - secondary teacher education

KW - teachers' mathematical education

UR - http://www.mendeley.com/research/points-connection-secondary-teaching-undergraduate-mathematics-courses

UR - http://www.mendeley.com/research/points-connection-secondary-teaching-undergraduate-mathematics-courses

M3 - Paper

ER -