
05541161
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2009b.00079
Teppo, Anne R.
Taskbased lessons: The central focus of a mathematics content course for future elementary teachers.
Clarke, Barbara (ed.) et al., Tasks in primary mathematics teacher education. Purpose, use and exemplars. New York, NY: Springer (ISBN 9780387096681/hbk; 9780387096698/ebook). Mathematics Teacher Education 4, 161172 (2009).
2009
New York, NY: Springer
EN
B52
F82
F89
F92
F99
D42
D49
D52
D59
arithmetic
word problems
prospective primary school teachers
teacher education
Japanesestyle mathematics lessons
taskbased lesson materials
doi:10.1007/9780387096698_12
Summary: A taskbased lesson serves as the organizing principle for a university mathematics content course for future elementary teachers. The course, which provides the first semester of a yearlong sequence, covers the arithmetic of numbers. The daily classroom activities follow a Japanesestyle lesson plan and use tasks developed through a didactical phenomenological analysis. A situated learning perspective frames an understanding of the classroom activity. The goals for using and the criteria for developing taskbased lesson materials are discussed and an example of an actual classroom lesson is provided to illustrate the power of this instructional approach.