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Keywords

Mathematics--Study and teaching (Secondary);

Abstract

This literature review addresses the process teachers go through in order to change their instructional practices in math. The purpose of this review is to compare traditional math practices with practices being advocated by reform initiatives, to look at hurdles preventing teachers from adapting these reforms, and share suggestions for removing these hurdles to allow a smoother change process for teachers.

The sources referenced come from research studies involving classroom practices and professional development programs, journal articles related to the math reform movement, and books on the same topic. They date from 1989 to 2000.

The main recommendations are as follows: increase teacher awareness of the change process, increase teacher knowledge of research in math, change teacher understanding of math from procedural to conceptual, and implement longterm professional development and support networks.

Year of Submission

2001

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Greg P. Stefanich

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Date Original

2001

Object Description

1 PDF file (27 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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