Southern Right Delta (ΣΡΔ'09) Gordons Bay, South Africa, December 3, 2009. T. Stevens, G. Harris, Z. Aguirre-Munoz, and L. Cobbs. A Case study approach to increasing teachers’ mathematics knowledge for teaching and strategies for building students’ maths self-efficacy.
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Gordons Bay, South Africa, December 3, 2009
T. Stevens, G. Harris, Z. Aguirre-Munoz, and L. Cobbs
A Case study approach to increasing teachers’ mathematics knowledge for teaching and strategies for building students’ maths self-efficacy
Support provided by the National Science Foundation Math Science Partnerships Program under Award No. 0831420.
The opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the WTMSMP personnel and associates and do not necessarily reflect those of NSF.
Reduce the number of teachers who are teaching outside of their field.
Encourage more students to take advanced coursework.
Increase challenging curricula in schools.
Develop a deep understanding of elementary mathematics in middle level math teachers.
Develop teachers’ self-efficacy to improve the mathematics self-efficacy of their students.
Develop teachers’ self-efficacy to teach mathematics to diverse student populations.
The case utilized in this study was designed to elicit teachers’ content knowledge and their ability to identify student misconceptions as well as engage them in critical reflection. In this way, this case offered an opportunity to explore and develop teachers’ sensitivity to student difficulty and needs (with respect to content and self-efficacy) as well as an ability to provide pedagogically sensitive and mathematically precise feedback to the student.
Incorporated into a 2 hour workshop at a regional meeting of the Mathematics Association of America.
“Q Methodology is a research method used to study people’s “subjectivity”– that is, their viewpoint.”
“Refers to “a selected population of n different tests (or essays, pictures, traits or other measurable material), each of which is measured or scaled by m Individuals.”
Correlates individuals across a sample of variables.