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Growth of mathematical knowledge for teaching – the case of long division

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When university mathematicians teach mathematics courses for non-mathematicians, there may be a discrepancy between the mathematics they aim to teach and the mathematics their students aim to learn. In this paper, I analyze a lesson on long division taught by a mathematics Ph.D. student, where the learners were in-service elementary school teachers. Taking a Commognitive approach, I describe some crucial differences in the teachers' and the mathematician's discourse on mathematics and on teaching, which created opportunities for mutual learning. Uncovering the affordances and limitations of this teaching/learning situation is expected to help mathematicians become more effective teachers of non-mathematicians in general, and of pre-service and in-service teachers in particular.
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hal-01288583 , version 1 (15-03-2016)

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Jason Cooper. Growth of mathematical knowledge for teaching – the case of long division. CERME 9 - Ninth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Education; ERME, Feb 2015, Prague, Czech Republic. pp.2081-2088. ⟨hal-01288583⟩
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