id: 05877808
dt: j
an: 2011b.00141
au: Hill, Heather C.; Loewenberg Ball, Deborah; Bass, Hyman; Blunk, Merrie;
Brach, Katie; Charalambous, Charalambos Y.; Cole, Yaa; Dean, Carolyn;
Delaney, Seán; Eskelson, Sam; Goffney, Imani Masters; Lewis, Jennifer
M.; Phelps, Geoffrey; Sleep, Laurie; Thames, Marc; Zopf, Deborah
ti: Measuring the mathematical quality of instruction.
so: J. Math. Teach. Educ. 14, No. 1, 25-47 (2011).
py: 2011
pu: Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
la: EN
cc: B50 D20 D40
ut: teacher knowledge; teacher education; Learning Mathematics for Teaching
Project; educational research
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/s10857-010-9140-1
ab: Summary: In this article, we describe a framework and instrument for
measuring the mathematical quality of mathematics instruction. In
describing this framework, we argue for the separation of the
Mathematical Quality of Instruction (MQI), such as the absence of
mathematical errors and the presence of sound mathematical reasoning,
from pedagogical method. We argue that conceptualizing this key aspect
of mathematics classrooms will enable more clarity in mathematics
educators’ research questions and will facilitate study of the
mechanisms by which teacher knowledge shapes instruction and subsequent
student learning. The instrument we have developed offers an important
first step in demonstrating the viability of the construct.
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