Research Competencies in Mathematics Teacher Education

Expected by NCTM

(Elementary Mathematics Specialists)

Excerpts from:

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. NCATE/NCTM Program Standards (2003) Programs for Initial Preparation of Mathematics Teachers: Standards for Elementary Mathematics Specialists.

Standard 8: Knowledge of Mathematics Pedagogy

Standard 12: Knowledge of Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability


Pedagogy (Standard 8)

In addition to knowing students as learners, mathematics teacher candidates should develop knowledge of and ability to use and evaluate instructional strategies and classroom organizational models, ways to represent mathematical concepts and procedures, instructional materials and resources, ways to promote discourse, and means of assessing student understanding. This section on pedagogy is to address this knowledge and skill.

Standard 8: Knowledge of Mathematics Pedagogy

Candidate possesses a deep understanding of how students learn mathematics and of the pedagogical knowledge specific to mathematics teaching and learning.

Indicators

8.6   Demonstrates knowledge of research results in the teaching and learning of mathematics.

Standard 12: Knowledge of Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability

Candidates demonstrate an understanding of concepts and practices related to data analysis, statistics, and probability.

Indicators

12.1   Design investigations that can be addressed by creating data sets and collecting, organizing, and displaying relevant data.

12.2   Use appropriate statistical methods and technological tools to analyze data and describe shape, spread, and center.


Last modified February 13, 2007
by Boris Teske, Prescott Memorial Library,
Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA 71272