Engaging Elementary Mathematics Teachers in Developing a Mathematics Teaching Case Library
Thursday, March 10 3:25-3:45 PM
Despite massive efforts to overhaul education in the past two decades, American students still consistently show mediocre performance in mathematics as compared to their counterparts from other industrialized countries (American Institutes for Research, 2005). A key factor that contributes to poor student performance is the gap in teachers' knowledge of mathematics and domain appropriate teaching strategies (American Institutes for Research, 2005; National Council of Teacher Quality, 2008). In this presentation we discuss how we engaged in-service elementary mathematics teachers in developing a Mathematics Teaching Case Library in order to improve their content and pedagogical content knowledge. We describe the procedures that we have taken to engage in-service teachers in case development and present teachers’ perceptions of the case development and the lessons that we have learned.