How students remember their mathematics teachers
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Recently I spent some time with a group of about forty preservice primary school teachers discussing their experiences of mathematics as students at school. In many cases they could remember aspects of their mathematics education in great detail, and they were particularly rich in their descriptions of some of their teachers. I followed up our discussions by asking them to draw a picture of their mathematics teacher. Some could recall particular teachers and drew them, whereas others drew a caricature that represented their memories of mathematics teachers in general. In this paper I will outline the memories these preservice primary teachers had of their mathematics teachers and some questions for those of us who teach the subject.
Australian Mathematics Teacher
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Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy