
06282721
j
2014c.00365
TeixidoriBigas, Montserrat
Schliemann, Anal\'ucia D.
Carraher, David W.
Integrating disciplinary perspectives: the Poincar\'e Institute for Mathematics Education.
Math. Enthus. 10, No. 3, 519562 (2013).
2013
Information Age Publishing (IAP), Charlotte, NC; University of Montana, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Missoula, MT
EN
D39
B50
M19
lower secondary
teaching
inservice teacher education
interdisciplinary approach
middle school mathematics
elementary algebra
functions as core concept
algebraic reasoning
collaboration between mathematicians and educators
professional development
research
content selection
representations
transformations
invariance and change
mathematical model building
real life applications
mathematical applications
everyday mathematics
http://www.math.umt.edu/tmme/vol10no3/3_TMEvol10no3_iBigasetal_pp519_562.pdf
Summary: We describe the development of the Poincar\'e Institute, an NSFMSP supported program developed through Tufts University Departments of Mathematics, Education, and Physics and by TERC, in partnership with nine school districts in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. We focus on the challenges of developing an interdisciplinary program aimed at improving the teaching and learning of mathematics from grades 5 to 9, the choice of mathematical and educational content of the program, the course structure, and the progress of the first cohort of participant teachers. We also outline the changes we are implementing for future cohorts.