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Professional Development to Facilitate Teachers' Mathematics Understanding and Associated Growth in Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching

Thu, April 16, 12:00 to 1:30pm, Sheraton, Floor: Fourth Level, Chicago VI&VII


Middle level teachers’ growth in mathematics knowledge for teaching (MKT) in relation to their completion of a professional development project focusing on the teaching of fundamental mathematics content at a deep conceptual level was evaluated. Latent growth curve modeling (LGM) was used to analyze participants’ growth in MKT across four time points. The findings indicated a positive association exists between project participation and growth of MKT. The limitations and practical implications for the professional development of mathematics teachers are discussed.