Faculty Publications

Title

Relationships between opportunity to learn mathematics in teacher preparation and graduates' knowledge for teaching mathematics

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Teacher knowledge

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal for Research in Mathematics Education

Volume

50

Issue

1

First Page

23

Last Page

50

Abstract

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.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2019

DOI of published version

10.5951/jresematheduc.50.1.0023

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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