Title

Learning to Teach Mathematics for Understanding: The Role of Reflection

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2000

Publication Title

Mathematics Teacher Education and Development

Abstract

This paper explores how a group of 11 preservice secondary mathematics teachers

developed their understandings of what it means to teach for understanding. The

paper begins with a discussion of what teaching for understanding might look like

in practice. Next, the activities the students took part in are discussed, along with

their reactions to these activities as outlined in the course evaluation and follow-up

questionnaire. Next, evidence of their learning, as presented by the students

themselves in their final paper is discussed. Finally, directions for similar courses in

future are explored.

First Page

48

Version

Publisher's PDF

Volume

2