Tchoshanov_Mourat_UTEP

Tchoshanov_Mourat_UTEP - Two Works in Progress: Aligning...

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Two Works in Progress: Aligning 4-8 Degree Program With State Standards: Filling the Gaps Impact of Teacher Knowledge on Student Performance: Revealing Patterns Mourat Tchoshanov Departments of Mathematical Sciences and Teacher Education University of Texas at El Paso
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Work in Progress - 1 Aligning 4-8 Pre-service Mathematics Teachers’ Education Program With State Standards*: Filling the Gaps ______________________________________________________________ * The study was conducted by Matthew Winsor through TNE mini-grant
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Outline Motivation for the Study Research Plan Content on TExES Exam Coursework Deficiencies Findings & Recommendations
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Some Definitions Grades 4-8 Generalist: A future teacher who will be certified to teach every subject in grades 4-8. Grade 4-8 Mathematics Specialist: A future teacher who is certified to teach mathematics in grades 4-8, i.e. has specialized in mathematics. TExES: state certification exam.
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Motivation for Study Teachers for a New Era (TNE) Mathematics Working Group focused on the mathematical education of future middle school (grades 4-8) mathematics teachers. Is a capstone course for future middle school teachers feasible?
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Research Plan Determine the mathematics future middle school teachers are required to know (TExES). Determine if the mathematics is being taught in required UTEP mathematics courses (Survey). Material not being covered could be included in a capstone course for middle school teachers.
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Content on TExES Exam Standard I. Number Concepts : The mathematics teacher understands and uses numbers, number systems and their structure, operations and algorithms, quantitative reasoning, and technology … Standard II. Patterns and Algebra : The mathematics teacher understands and uses patterns, relations, functions, algebraic reasoning, analysis, and technology… Standard III. Geometry and Measurement : The mathematics teacher understands and uses geometry, spatial reasoning, measurement concepts and principles, and technology… Standard IV. Probability and Statistics : The mathematics teacher understands and uses probability and statistics, their applications, and technology… Standard V. Mathematical Processes : The mathematics teacher understands and uses mathematical processes to reason mathematically, to solve mathematical problems, to make mathematical connections within and outside of mathematics, and to communicate mathematically. Standard VI. Mathematical Perspectives : The mathematics teacher understands the historical development of mathematical ideas, the interrelationship between society and mathematics, the structure of mathematics, and the evolving nature of mathematics and mathematical knowledge.
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Content is Covered Content 0: Do not cover the content 1: Partially cover the content 2: Thoroughly cover the content Course content is taught in ALGEBRA Solutions of quadratic equation Adding rational expressions
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