Presenters: Jill Newton, Vivian Alexander, Hyunyi Jung and Alexia Mintos
Presentation title: Preparing to Teach Algebra: A Study of Teacher Education
Citation: Newton, J., Alexander, V., Jung, H.Y., & Mintos, A. (2013, April). Preparing to Teach Algebra: A Study of Teacher Education. Invited speakers for a research seminar. West Lafayette, IN. (link to presentation slides)
Title: Preparing secondary mathematics teachers: Focus on contexts and modeling.
Authors: Hyunyi Jung, Alexia Mintos, and Jill Newton.
Abstract: This study addressed the opportunities to learn (OTL) provided to secondary mathematics pre-service teachers in the areas of contexts and modeling in algebra. To investigate these OTL, we interviewed five instructors of required mathematics and mathematics education courses and a group of three or four pre-service mathematics teachers at three universities. We coded the interview transcripts using an analytic framework developed based on related literature and policy documents. We report the similar and different perspectives among instructors and pre-service teachers related to contexts and modeling at each university, along with comparisons of OTL across universities.
Jung, H., Mintos, A., & Newton, J. (Submitted). Preparing secondary mathematics teachers: Focus on contexts and modeling. The Mathematics Educator.