Symposium Name:Investigations into Secondary Mathematics Teacher Education Programs: Capstones, “Methods,” and Algebra
Symposium Time:Thursday, January 24, 2013, 2:00 – 3:15 PM
Presenters: Jill Newton, Sarah Kasten, Susitha Karunaratne, Rachael Kenney, Sharon Senk, Jia He, Kari Wortinger,
Hyunyi Jung, Mary Kathleen Heid
PTA Session: Preparing Secondary Mathematics Teachers: Focus on Contexts and Modeling in Algebra
Description: In this session, we report research related to several aspects of secondary mathematics teacher education programs, including texts and technology used in “methods” courses, the range of capstone courses, and opportunities to learn algebra and how to teach algebra.
Presenters: Hyunyi Jung and Alexia Mintos
Session Title: Preparing secondary mathematics teachers: focus on contexts and modeling in algebra
Citation: Jung, H., & Mintos, A. (2013, January), Preparing secondary mathematics teachers: focus on contexts and modeling in algebra. Paper presented at The Seventeenth Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), Orlando, FL.
Presenters: Anavi Nahar
Poster Title: What do I do with “x” once I find it?: A study of algebraic modeling in teacher education
Abstract: Given the importance of teaching algebra, this study seeks to answer the question “What opportunities do secondary mathematics teacher preparation programs provide to learn about algebra, algebra teaching, and issues in achieving equity in algebra learning?” Our data sources include a national survey, transcripts of instructor interviews of algebra-related courses, and corresponding course materials collected from five universities housing secondary mathematics teacher education programs. This analysis will provide a snapshot of what opportunities are provided in secondary mathematics education and has the potential to inform efforts to better prepare mathematics teachers.
Citation: Nahar, A. (2013, January). What do I do with “x” once I find it?: A study of algebraic modeling in teacher education. Poster presented at the Discovery Park Undergraduate Internship (DURI) Poster Session. West Lafayette, IN.