Published In

International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology

Document Type

Post-Print

Publication Date

8-2019

Subjects

Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Activity programs, Elementary school teachers -- Training of, Mathematics teachers -- Training of

Abstract

Prospective elementary school teachers (PSTs) often do not perceive mathematics activities as fun or engaging and perceive the mathematics tasks in their university content courses as inauthentic and irrelevant. Both these points were addressed by connecting the university classroom tasks to the K–5 environment via a Family Math Night (FMN). Survey results from 23 PSTs showed that PSTs were excited about the authenticity of the tasks, learned about children’s mathematical thinking, and reconceptualized mathematics learning as potentially enjoyable. In combination, these results may lead to PSTs’ increased engagement in the mathematics content course and, thus, result in their increased mathematics learning.

Description

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology on August 2019, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0020739X.2019.1650303

DOI

10.1080/0020739X.2019.1650303

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/29648

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