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Title page for ETD etd-06172011-095751


Type of Document Dissertation
Author Roscoe, Matt B
URN etd-06172011-095751
Title INFORMAL MATHEMATICS ACTIVITIES AND THE BELIEFS OF ELEMENTARY TEACHER CANDIDATES
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Department Mathematical Sciences
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Bharath Sriraman Committee Chair
Albert Borgmann Committee Member
James Hirstein Committee Member
Jon Graham Committee Member
Ke Norman Committee Member
Keywords
  • Mathematics
  • Elementary Teacher Education
  • Beliefs
Date of Defense 2011-01-01
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
This study sought to determine the relationship between participation in informal mathematics activities and the formal-to-informal beliefs of university teacher candidates in elementary education. Three classes of preservice teachers participated in the study through their enrollment in a content mathematics course for elementary education majors. Four informal mathematics activities were employed as part of the course requirements. Pre and post formal-to-informal beliefs about mathematics and mathematics instruction were measured using a Likert-scale beliefs assessment instrument used by Collier (1972) and Seaman et al. (2005). Changes in beliefs about mathematics and mathematics instruction were compared to a control group. Student reflection upon personal experience derived from participation in the activities was analyzed for formal and informal belief statements.
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