Relationships between opportunity to learn mathematics in teacher preparation and graduates' knowledge for teaching mathematics
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
We investigated whether the mathematics studied in 2 content courses of an elementary teacher preparation program was retained and used by graduates when completing tasks measuring knowledge for teaching mathematics. Using a longitudinal design, we followed 2 cohorts of prospective teachers for 3 to 4 years after graduation. We assessed participants' knowledge by asking them to identify mathematics concepts underlying standard procedures, generate multiple solution strategies, and evaluate students' mathematical work. We administered parallel tasks for 3 mathematics topics studied in the program and one mathematics topic not studied in the program. When significant differences were found, participants always performed better on mathematics topics developed in the program than on the topic not addressed in the program. We discuss implications of these findings for mathematics teacher preparation.
Department of Mathematics
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Hiebert, James; Berk, Dawn; Miller, Emily; Gallivan, Heather; and Meikle, Erin, "Relationships between opportunity to learn mathematics in teacher preparation and graduates' knowledge for teaching mathematics" (2019). Faculty Publications. 614.