Learning Mathematics for Teaching: From a Teachers' Seminar to the Classroom
 Deborah Schifter
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A successful practice grounded in the principles that guide the current mathematics education reform effort requires a qualitatively different and significantly richer understanding of mathematics than most teachers currently possess. However, it is not as clear how teachers' mathematical understandings develop and how those understandings affect instruction. This paper explores two avenues for K6 teachers' mathematical development, (a) engagement in inquiry into mathematics itself, and (b) investigation of children's mathematical thinking, illustrating how the need for these two kinds of investigations arises in classroom situations and how they can be pursued in a professional development setting.
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 Title
 Learning Mathematics for Teaching: From a Teachers' Seminar to the Classroom
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Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education
Volume 1, Issue 1 , pp 5587
 Cover Date
 19980101
 DOI
 10.1023/A:1009911200478
 Print ISSN
 13864416
 Online ISSN
 15731820
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 Kluwer Academic Publishers
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