Teachers’ Orientations toward Using Student Mathematical Thinking as a Resource during Whole-class Discussion

Teachers’ Orientations toward Using Student Mathematical Thinking as a Resource during Whole-class Discussion

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Keith Leatham recently published an article titled "Teachers' orientations toward using student mathematical thinking as a resource during whole-class discussion" in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education. Keith has answered a few questions about this article below: Who were your co-authors on this article? Shari L. Stockero from Michigan Technological University, Mary A. Ochieng from University of Strathmore in Nairobi, Kenya, Laura R. Van Zoest from Western Michigan University, and Blake E. Peterson from Brigham Young University. Who would you say is the target audience for this article? Mathematics teacher educators. What is the big problem you hoped to address with this article? Using student mathematical thinking during instruction is valued by the mathematics education community, yet practices surrounding such use remain difficult for teachers to enact well, particularly…
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Lesson Study in a Mathematics Methods Course: Overcoming Cultural Barriers

Lesson Study in a Mathematics Methods Course: Overcoming Cultural Barriers

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Blake Peterson recently published a book chapter titled "Lesson Study in a Mathematics Methods Course: Overcoming Cultural Barriers." Blake has answered a few questions about this chapter below: Who were your co-authors on this chapter? Dawn Teuscher from Brigham Young University and Thomas Ricks from Louisiana State University. Who would you say is the target audience for this chapter? Researchers who are trying to better understand how the Japanese professional development practice of Lesson Study can be adapted in the United States and teachers of secondary mathematics methods courses. What is the big problem you hoped to address with this chapter? Teachers in the United States often teach in isolation and several years ago I wondered what we were doing in our mathematics teacher preparation program at BYU to help…
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Congratulations to Rachel Bird!

Congratulations to Rachel Bird!

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Rachel Bird is the recipient of the Outstanding Student Award for Winter Semester 2021 presented by the Mathematics Education department. She is doing her student teaching winter semester and will be graduating in April. Good luck with your student teaching!
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Exploring the Knowledge Base for College Mathematics

Exploring the Knowledge Base for College Mathematics

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Doug Corey recently published a paper in the conference proceedings for the Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME) conference. The paper was titled "Exploring the Knowledge Base for College Mathematics." Doug has answered a few questions about this paper below: Who were your co-authors on this paper? Linlea West, a graduate student who has since graduated and Kamalani Kaluhiokalani, an undergraduate student who has since become a graduate student. Who would you say is the target audience for this paper? Researchers in undergraduate mathematics education, and secondly, instructors of undergraduate mathematics. What is the big problem you hoped to address with this paper? We wanted to see how well current materials available to undergraduate mathematics instructors fit with our framework on the kind of information fundamental to build a knowledge…
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