2013 – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Chicago IL
Presenters: Hyunyi Jung, Andrew Hoffman, Anavi Nahar, and Jill Newton
Poster title: Integration of Pre-Service Teacher Knowledge and CCSSM: Modeling in Algebra
Abstract: With consideration of the importance of teaching algebra and modeling, this study seeks to answer the question “What are the opportunities for secondary mathematics pre-service teachers (PSTs) to learn about modeling and how to teach modeling in algebra?” In all cases, PSTs learned about modeling real-world situations with algebraic concepts in their teacher education programs. To be specific, they identified variables from a real world context and formulated a model by using representations; these components are recommended by CCSSM. PSTs also learned about how to teach modeling. For example, they learned how to facilitate a classroom where their students learned to solve real world algebraic problems by modeling. Specific instructional strategies, provided in both interviews and course materials, were largely consistent across universities, but important differences surfaced. Unique experiences of PSTs from each university will be shared in this poster session to inform other educators who prepare PSTs to teach algebra in general, and modeling in particular, in their programs.
Citation: Jung, H., Hoffman, A., Nahar, A., & Newton, J. (2013, November). Integration of Pre-Service Teacher Knowledge and CCSSM: Modeling in Algebra. Poster presented at the Thirty-fifth Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA). Chicago, IL. (link to proceedings)