id: 06679012
dt: a
an:
au: Karakok, Gulden; Morrison, Katherine; Craviotto, Cathleen
ti: Lessons learned from a math teachers’ circle.
so: Dewar, Jacqueline (ed.) et al., Mathematics education. A spectrum of work
in mathematical sciences departments. Cham: Springer (ISBN
978-3-319-44949-4/hbk; 978-3-319-44950-0/ebook). Association for Women
in Mathematics Series 7, 89-103 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Cham: Springer
la: EN
cc: B50 D49
ut: in-service mathematics teachers; math teachers’ circle; middle-school
mathematics; problem solving; professional development
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-44950-0_7
ab: Summary: In this chapter, we describe our experience running the Northern
Colorado Math Teachers’ Circle (NoCOMTC), founded in 2011. The goal
of the NoCOMTC is to improve middle school mathematics teachers’
mathematical and pedagogical content knowledge through interactive
mathematical problem-solving professional development sessions. Our
leadership team is an effective collaboration between university
mathematics and mathematics education professors and middle and high
school mathematics teachers. In this chapter, we describe our
leadership team’s journey from founding the NoCOMTC through four
academic years of monthly evening mathematics teachers’ circle
sessions and three residential summer immersion workshops. We also
discuss our recently initiated student circle program. We focus on
aspects that were essential to forming and sustaining our program. In
addition, we highlight lessons we have learned while planning and
facilitating both mathematical problem-solving sessions and activities
designed to help teachers’ implementation of problem solving.
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