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Learning Mathematics for Teaching
Research on teacher learning has suffered from a number of chronic methodological difficulties. Despite repeated calls for improved scholarship and more empirically grounded policy recommendations, the field been constrained by what scholars have been able to measure: characteristics of the learning opportunities themselves; teacher attitudes and beliefs which result from those opportunities; and, to some extent, teacher practices which emerge after such encounters. Typically left unmeasured, however, is a component which mediates each of these and is itself a significant target of many interventions, namely, teachers' content knowledge. The project proposed here would aim to help redress this problem in the area of K-8 mathematics, building on previous work to continue developing measures of teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching. These measures will then be made available to MSP mathematics projects in hopes of improving the evaluation of those with programs for teacher learning and preparation.

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Project Contributions

Developing Measures of Teachers' Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching
"In this article we discuss efforts to design and empirically test measures of teachers' content knowledge for teaching elementary mathematics. We begin by reviewing the literature on teacher knowledge,...
Measuring the Mathematical Quality of Instruction
In this article, we describe a framework and instrument for measuring the mathematical quality of mathematics instruction. In describing this framework, we argue for the separation of the mathematical quality…
President Bush Announces 2005 and 2006 Laureates of National Medals of Science and Technology
Excerpt from press release: "President George W. Bush announced the recipients of the nation's highest honor for science and technology, naming the recipients of the 2006 National Medals of Science...
A Coding Rubric for Measuring the Quality of Mathematics in Instruction
"What mathematical knowledge do teachers need to successfully work with students, and how do we know when they have it? ...Teachers' performance on pencil-and-paper assessments (or oral interview tasks)...
Quality of Mathematics in Instruction Instrument: Video Coding Tool
Our video coding tool, the Quality of Mathematics in Instruction instrument, was developed to allow observers to evaluate the quality of the mathematics in instruction. It is intended to capture...
Developing Measures of Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching
This session presented survey items designed to measure elementary and middle school teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching. During this session, the measures were presented along with results...
Effects of Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching on Student Achievement
"Acting on the assumption that improved teacher knowledge will yield gains in student achievement, scholars and policy-makers have focused increasing attention and resources on improving teachers' mathematical...
Learning Mathematics for Teaching (LMT) Instrument Dissemination Workshop- Nov. 12, 2004
Posted by: Merrie Blunk. The Learning Mathematics for Teaching (LMT) project develops and uses measures for evaluating the effectiveness of programs and projects designed to improve teachers' content knowledge for teaching mathematics....
Learning Mathematics for Teaching - Conference Presentation 2004
Slide presentation from the MSP PI Conference, Washington, D.C., January 2004. Click here for a web-viewable PDF Click here for the original PowerPoint presentation
Learning Mathematics for Teaching (LMT) Instrument Dissemination Workshop - June 18
Posted by: Heather Hill. The Learning Mathematics for Teaching (LMT) project develops and uses measures for evaluating the effectiveness of programs and projects designed to improve teachers' content knowledge for teaching mathematics....