Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Future Teachers

Presented by:
Shandy Hauk
Billy Jackson
Jenq Jong Tsay

The video presents activities and outcomes for an online professional short-course for college instructors who were new to teaching mathematics for future elementary school teachers.  Participants in the short-course included graduate student, part-time, and full-time instructors from 2- and 4-year colleges. Research examined participants' knowledge of mathematics for teaching and that of their students. Participating instructors and their students completed pre- and post-semester questionnaires about the specialized knowledge used for teaching mathematics. Continuing research will examine instructors' contributions in online text-based discussions and individual interviews. Questions driving the research: What did instructor-learners find challenging? Valuable? How did the short-course influence their perspectives related to equitable teaching and learning? How did they use what they learned? Why that way? What did their students -- prospective elementary school teachers -- learn related to equitable teaching and learning of rigorous mathematics?

NSF Awards: 1625215

Related Leadership Program
Noyce Research
Grade Level
Middle School
Higher Ed
Research and Evaluation
PD Models
Published Date
May 2020
Published In
2020 STEM for All Video Showcase
Subject Area