Mathematical Knowledge in Teaching

  • Tim Rowland
  • Kenneth Ruthven

Part of the Mathematics Education Library book series (MELI, volume 50)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Tim Rowland, Kenneth Ruthven
    Pages 1-5
  3. Conceptualising Mathematical Knowledge in Teaching

  4. Understanding the Cultural Context of Mathematical Knowledge in Teaching

  5. Building Mathematical Knowledge in Teaching by Means of Theorised Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Dolores Corcoran, Sandy Pepperell
      Pages 213-230
    3. Dina Tirosh, Pessia Tsamir, Esther Levenson
      Pages 231-250
    4. Kenneth Ruthven, Tim Rowland
      Pages 289-291
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 293-302

About this book


Cumulative research within a number of traditions has shown that effective teaching calls for distinctive, identifiable forms of subject-related knowledge and thinking, yet the significance and complexity of such knowledge is not well represented in professional debate and policymaking. This is a particularly pressing issue within mathematics education, given world-wide aspirations to improve quality of teaching and learning in the face of widespread difficulties in recruiting teachers who are conventionally well-qualified in mathematics and confident in the subject. This book, the outcome of two years of collaborative effort, brings together a team of experts in the field of mathematics teacher knowledge to produce an authoritative, ‘state of the art’ exposition and critical commentary on this important and topical domain, including reports of original research in the field. It offers constructive and helpful ways of conceptualising mathematics teacher knowledge in its cultural context, as well as a range of theorised tools to support its improvement.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Tim Rowland
    • 1
  • Kenneth Ruthven
    • 2
  1. 1.Fac. EducationUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Fac. EducationUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom

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