
05919413
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2011e.00460
Watson, Anne
Bills, Liz
Working mathematically on teaching mathematics: preparing graduates to teach secondary mathematics.
Zaslavsky, Orit (ed.) et al., Constructing knowledge for teaching secondary mathematics. Tasks to enhance prospective and practicing teacher learning. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 9780387098111/hbk; 9780387098128/ebook). Mathematics Teacher Education 6, 89101 (2011).
2011
Berlin: Springer
EN
D59
H29
C39
B50
teaching prospective teachers
preparing to teach mathematics
shifts of understanding
multiplicative relations
elementary algebra
preservice teacher education
mental arithmetic
problem posing
learning
doi:10.1007/9780387098128_6
Summary: We illustrate our approach to using mathematical tasks with prospective teachers to promote complex thought about what it means to do and learn mathematics. Prospective teachers are enculturated into ways of thinking about teaching mathematics which persist, by and large, when they are in school. We offer tasks organised to challenge their instant responses, and support the development of habits of probing mathematical meaning as the starting point for thinking about teaching.