Brigham Young University Keith Leatham Department of Mathematics Education 

Current Projects Focusing Student Teaching on Students' Mathematical Thinking A threeyear research project, the purpose of which is to restructure student teaching in mathematics so as to focus the student teaching experience on students’ mathematical thinking. related presentation (MEA 2010): Restructuring
Student Teaching to Focus on Students’ Mathematical Thinking
Exploring and
Influencing the Purpose of Student Teaching in Mathematics Characterized the beliefs of
area cooperating teachers as to the purpose of student teaching in
mathematics. These findings are being used in the development of a
reconceptualization of the structure of the student teaching experience
for preservice secondary mathematics teachers.
related presentation (AMTE 2006): Purpose of Student Teaching Select Past Projects Developed
a
survey
to gather information from university professors regarding the
technology preparation their future high school mathematics teachers
receive,
with the following purposes:
This study, which led to my doctoral dissertation, investigated preservice secondary mathematics teachers’ beliefs about teaching mathematics with technology, the experiences in which those beliefs were grounded, and how those beliefs were held. related publication: Viewing mathematics teachers' beliefs as sensible systems related presentation (NCTM
presession 2006): Theoretical
and
Methodological
Issues in Research on Teachers' Beliefs
Research
on
the
Use of Handheld Graphing Technology at the Secondary Level
related publication: Research
on
graphing calculators at the secondary level: Implications for
mathematics teacher education Developing OpenEnded
Assessment Items for Georgia’s Teachers of Mathematics: Grades 311
Worked on the development of assessment items. Was also responsible for the technology needs of the project. The project developed materials that now make up a webbased database of 450 openended assessment items for use by teachers in grades 311. The items fit into a framework consisting of 32 content dimensions crossed with three grade levels (elementary, middle, secondary). The project was funded through the Eisenhower Program for Improving Mathematics and Science Instruction. Principal Investigator: Thomas J. Cooney related publication: Getting
started
with openended assessment
related presentation (NCTM 2006):
Developing
and
Assessing Algebraic Reasoning

