Status of Middle School Mathematics Teaching. 2000 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education Dawayne Whittington Horizon Research, Inc. The Survey. Based on the responses of 634 middle school mathematics teachers Selected schools were located throughout the country.
2000 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education
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In addition, the data indicate that approximately 1 of every 4 middle school math teachers have not had any of these recommended courses.
Only 11% reported that they had coursework in five of these six recommended areas.
Eighty percent (80%) of middle school teachers report a need for professional development in the use of technology in mathematics instruction.
Middle school teachers also feel a need for professional development in using inquiry-based instruction (65%), teaching students with special needs in the regular classroom (60%), on understanding student thinking (46%), assessing student learning (36%), and to deepen their own content knowledge (31%).