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Status of Middle School  Mathematics Teaching 2000 National Survey of Science and Mathematics  Education Dawayne Whittington Horizon Research, Inc.
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The Survey Based on the responses  of 634 middle school  mathematics teachers Selected schools were  located throughout the  country.
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The Typical Middle School  Mathematics Teacher Is a white female. May have a Master’s degree. May be retiring in the next 10  years. Age categories were balanced.
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Characteristics of the Middle School Teaching Force Characteristics of the Middle School Teaching Force % of Teachers Sex Male Female 28 72 Race Native American Asian African American Hispanic Pacific Islander White 1 1 9 4 0 85 Age < 30 31-40 41-50 51+ 25 23 26 26 Experience 0-2 years 3-5 years 6-10 years 11-20 years >20 years 20 13 13 25 29 Master’s Degree Yes No 44 56
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Preparation for Teaching Middle  School Mathematics Nearly three-fourths of middle school mathematics teachers received their  undergraduate degree in areas other than mathematics or mathematics  education. Roughly two-thirds have taken 8 or more courses in mathematics (the  equivalent of a minor.) Most have had college coursework in general teaching methods (92%) and  methods of teaching mathematics (78%).
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Preparation for Teaching Middle  School Mathematics NCTM recommends that middle school teachers have college  coursework in the following areas: Abstract Algebra Geometry Calculus  Probability and statistics Applications of mathematics/                           problem solving History of Mathematics
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Preparation for Teaching Middle  School Mathematics Here’s how current middle school teachers  stack up with these courses:
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course MATH 112 taught by Professor Jarvis during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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