Hill, Blunk, Charalambous, Lewis, Phelps, Sleep, & Ball (2008)

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Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching and the Mathematical Quality of Instruction: An Exploratory Study

Abstract

This study illuminates claims that teachers' mathematical knowledge plays an important role in their teaching of this subject matter. In particular, we focus on teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT), which includes both the mathematical knowledge that is common to individuals working in diverse professions and the mathematical knowledge that is specialized to teaching. We use a series of five case studies and associated quantitative data to detail how MKT is associated with the mathematical quality of instruction. Although there is a significant, strong, and positive association between levels of MKT and the mathematical quality of instruction, we also find that there are a number of important factors that mediate this relationship, either supporting or hindering teachers' use of knowledge in practice.

Citation

APA
Hill, H. C., Blunk, M. L., Charalambous, C. Y., Lewis, J. M., Phelps, G. C., Sleep, L., & Ball, D. L. (2008). Mathematical knowledge for teaching and the mathematical quality of instruction: An exploratory study. Cognition and Instruction, 26(4), 430–511. http://doi.org/10.1080/07370000802177235
BibTeX
@article{Hill2008,
author = {Hill, Heather C. and Blunk, Merrie L. and Charalambous, Charalambos Y. and Lewis, Jennifer M. and Phelps, Geoffrey C. and Sleep, Laurie and Ball, Deborah Loewenberg},
doi = {10.1080/07370000802177235},
journal = {Cognition and Instruction},
number = {4},
pages = {430--511},
title = {{Mathematical knowledge for teaching and the mathematical quality of instruction: An exploratory study}},
url = {http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07370000802177235},
volume = {26},
year = {2008}
}