Knowledge of Mathematics for Teaching at the Secondary Level (co-sponsored with Focus on Mathematics*)
March 24–26, 2011
- Al Cuoco, EDC
- Ryota Matsuura, St. Olaf College
- William McCallum, University of Arizona
- Rebecca McGraw, The University of Arizona
- Glenn Stevens, Boston University
- Sarah Sword, EDC
What knowledge of mathematics do expert teachers use in their work? While this question has been studied at the elementary level, there is less work at the secondary level. Participants in the workshop will consider the following questions:
- What is knowledge of mathematics for teaching at the secondary level?
- What mathematical habits of mind support effective teaching?
- How can we assess teachers' mathematical habits of mind?
- What areas and types of knowledge facilitate effective implementation of the Common Core State Standards?
- How do we help prospective and practicing secondary teachers develop knowledge of mathematics for teaching?
Of interest to teachers, mathematicians, and educators, one outcome was to research an agenda to study these and related questions.
The workshop was held at the Institute for Mathematics and Education, Gould-Simpson building, Room 837.Lodging provided at the Doubletree Hotel Tucson at Reid Park, located 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson.
Started at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 24 and ended at 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 26.
- Download the agenda (PDF)
* Focus on Mathematics is supported by the National Science Foundation