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Prior Students using this format
The purpose of the EMAT 4950 Professional Seminar in Mathematics Teaching is to reflect on the experience of student teaching, to reflect on the total program of preparation to teach mathematics, and to develop a plan for career development as a mathematics teacher.
1. What are the perceived gaps in your preparation to teach mathematics? That is, what would you need to do to be ready to begin teaching? What sort of reading, materials, preparation, or organizing would you do in the short term?
2. What might it mean to you to "Become a master teacher of mathematics?" For example, this question asks to project what it might mean to go from a beginning teacher to the experienced, master teacher? What might your plan for career development be (assuming you would at some point begin teaching mathematics)?
3. What is your vision for mathematics teaching? What should mathematics teaching be, rather than what mathematics teachin is now, or what mathematics teaching has been.
Some sources to read or study
1. The NCTM Standards documents (three of them)
2. Journey Through Genius by William Dunham
3. Reinventing Schools: (http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/techgap/welcome.html)
4. Other Web sources such as
http://www.nctm.org/ (NCTM Home Page)
http://www.maa.org/ (MAA Home Page)
http://www.ams.org/ (AMS Home Page)
http://www.siam.org/ (SIAM Home Page)
http://www.nas.edu/mseb/mseb.html (MSEB Home Page)
http://www.forum.swarthmore.edu/ (Math Forum Home Page)
or wherever the links from these may lead.
5. The journals:
The Mathematics Teacher
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School
Teaching Mathematics to Children (alias The Arithmetic Teacher)
School Science and Mathematics
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education