id: 06439925
dt: a
an: 2015c.00359
au: Sharpe, Sheree; Schliemann, Analúcia D.
ti: The impact of a teacher development program on 7th graders’ learning of
algebra.
so: Nicol, Cynthia (ed.) et al., Proceedings of the 38th conference of the
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
“Mathematics education at the edge", PME 38 held jointly with the
36th conference of PME-NA, Vancouver, Canada, July 15‒20, 2014, Vol.
5. [s. l.]: International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics
Education (ISBN 978-0-86491-360-9/set; 978-0-86491-365-4/v.5). 161-168
(2014).
py: 2014
pu: [s. l.]: International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
la: EN
cc: D39 H33
ut: teacher education programs; equations; performance; algebra
ci:
li:
ab: Summary: We examine the impact of a teacher development program based on a
functions approach to algebra on 7th grade students’ understanding of
equations. We focus on how students’ score gains relate to their
teachers’ initial level of mathematics performance. Students from
participating teachers’ and their control peers completed a
mathematics assessment at the start and at the end of the school year
the teachers were taking the second and third of three courses.
Students of participating teachers made greater gains than controls
regardless of their teachers’ initial level of mathematical
understanding.
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