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The Relationships Between Meanings Teachers Hold and Meanings Their Students Construct

Abstract This dissertation reports three studies of the relationships between meanings teachers hold and meanings their students construct.

The first paper reports meanings held by U.S. and Korean secondary mathematics teachers for teaching function notation. This study focuses on what teachers in U.S. and Korean are revealing their thinking from their written responses to the MMTsm (Mathematical Meanings for Teaching secondary mathematics) items, with particular attention to how productive those meanings would be if conveyed to students in a classroom setting. This paper then discusses how the MMTsm serves as a diagnostic instrument by sharing a teacher’s story. The data indicates that many teachers name rules instead of constructing representati... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Yoon, Hyunkyoung (Author) / Thompson, Patrick W (Advisor) / Roh, Kyeong Hah (Committee member) / Zandieh, Michelle (Committee member) / Lee, Mi Yeon (Committee member) / Zheng, Yi (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mathematics education / Conveyance of meaning / Key Pedagogical Understanding / Teachers' mathematical meanings
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 186 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Mathematics Education 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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