
06589197
j
2016c.01093
Garofalo, Joe
Trinter, Christine
Using simulations to foster preservice mathematics teachers' selfassessment, learning, and reflections on teaching.
Math. Teach. Educ. 1, No. 2, 162171 (2013).
2013
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
EN
U79
I29
D49
D69
C39
preservice teachers
selfassessment
simulations
trigonometry
Summary: We present 2 technologyinvolved tasks that we use in our mathematics pedagogy courses to ostensibly give peservice secondary mathematics teachers (PSMTs) sample activities they can use in their teaching or use to assesss their own future students' ability to apply trigonometric functions in contextual situations using technology. However, we have two other purposes for posing these tasks. One purpose is to provide occasions for PSMTs to selfassess their mathematical and technology knowledge, and subsequentiy take action to learn mathematics and technology features. The other purpose is to use such tasks as springboards for substantive discussions about teaching, learning, technology, and assessment. Such simulation tasks have engaged PSMTs and helped them develop their knowledge base for teaching mathematics.