The Priorities and Challenges of Primary Teachers’ Knowledge in their Mathematics Planning

Aylie Davidson

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Abstract

There is growing consensus that the process of planning mathematics lessons is as complex as teaching them, yet there is limited research on this. This paper reports on one aspect of a project examining issues in primary teachers’ mathematics planning. The results, taken from a questionnaire completed by 62 primary teachers, indicate that when planning their lessons, teachers give priority to a diverse range of aspects related to their mathematical knowledge for teaching, yet there are similarities in the challenges which they experience. Findings also suggest that team planning can support teachers overcome such challenges. Issues requiring further attention are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpening up mathematics education research
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 39th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
EditorsBruce White, Mohan Chinnappan, Sven Trenholm
Place of PublicationAdelaide SA Australia
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Pages180-187
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978192046299
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2016 - Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 3 Jul 20167 Jul 2016
Conference number: 39th
https://www.merga.net.au/Public/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2016_MERGA_Conference_Proceedings.aspx (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2016
Abbreviated titleMERGA 2016
CountryAustralia
CityAdelaide
Period3/07/167/07/16
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