s The University of Arizona - Institute for Mathematics & Education

Knowledge of Mathematics for Teaching at the Secondary Level (co-sponsored with Focus on Mathematics*)

March 24–26, 2011

Organizing committee

About this workshop

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:

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.


  • Math for America
  • Teacher preparation and professional development and their contribution to MKT
  • Focus on Mathematics: Research
  • Knowledge of Mathematics for Teaching: Some Thoughts from Mathematicians
  • Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching: FoM and IME Conference
  • Panel: Secondary Teacher Programs
  • Practical Rationality and it's Relationship with Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching
  • A Framework for Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching at the Secondary Level
  • Common Core Mathematics Standards and Teacher Professional Development

  • * Focus on Mathematics is supported by the National Science Foundation