publication . Conference object . 2014

How working on mathematics impacts primary teaching: Mathematics Specialist Teachers make the connections

Hilton, C.; Houssart, J.;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2014
  • Publisher: British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
We draw on analysis of assignments by primary teachers as part of the assessment for the Mathematics Specialist Teachers programme (MaST). In the assignment teachers are asked to work on some mathematics themselves, write up the mathematical part of their work then write about how this experience has impacted on their practice as a primary teacher. We focus first on case studies of teachers who included algebraic work in the first part of their assignments and look at what they say about the connections between this and their practice as primary teachers. Connections are made in a range of ways, but an overall finding is that teachers tended to focus more on the...
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free text keywords: Mathematics Specialist Teachers Programme (MaST), primary mathematics, subject knowledge
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