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LMT Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Sample Items


The Learning Mathematics for Teaching project has released a set of sample items for measuring mathematical content knowledge for teaching. These items can be useful in many different contexts: as open-ended prompts which allow for the exploration of teachers' reasoning about mathematics and student thinking; as materials for professional development or teacher education; as exemplars of the kinds of mathematics teachers must know to teach. However, this particular set of items is, as a group, NOT appropriate for use as an overall measure, or scale, representing teacher knowledge.