Archive | November 2012

2012 – PME-NA at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Michigan.

Session Name: Varying Research Methods, Part II

Session Time: Friday, November 2, 2012  9:20 – 10:00 AM

Challenges and Opportunities encountered by the Preparing to Teach Algebra (PTA) Project

  1. Survey Design for Secondary Mathematics Teacher Education Programs
  2. Developing Frameworks for Preparation of Algebra Teachers

Presenters: Sharon Senk, Jill Newton, Jia He, Hyunyi Jung, Eryn M. Stehr, and Alexia Mintos.
Description: In this session, we will share the process and products of framework development for Preparing to Teach Algebra: A Study of Teacher Education, an NSF-funded project that aims to investigate opportunities for secondary pre-service teachers to learn about algebra, algebra teaching, issues in achieving equity in algebra learning, and the algebra, functions, and modeling standards and mathematical practices described in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). The challenges and opportunities encountered in the process will be highlighted, and the audience will engage in a discussion about the frameworks and be asked to provide feedback from their experiences.

PTA-PMENA-2012 (pdf)

Citations:

Senk, S., Newton, J., He, J., Jung, H., Stehr, E., & Mintos, A. (2012). Developing frameworks for preparation of algebra teachers: Challenges and opportunities. Proceedings of the Thirty-fourth Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA), Western Michigan University, November  2012.

Senk, S., Newton, J., He, J., Jung, H., Stehr, E., & Mintos, A. (2012, November). Developing frameworks for preparation of algebra teachers: Challenges and opportunities. Paper presented at the Thirty-fourth Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA), Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.