We need to talk about mathematics: analysing conversations of PGCE primary mathematics specialists

Ormesher, C (2015) 'We need to talk about mathematics: analysing conversations of PGCE primary mathematics specialists.' Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 34 (3). pp. 49-54.

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Abstract

I am in the early stages of doctoral study and am researching what primary mathematics specialists talk about when they talk about mathematics. I have made a collection of conversations over the past year and some of the audio data indicates that these student teachers see ‘maths talk’ as a valuable part of their development in beginning to establish a deep understanding of the mathematics that they teach, what Ma (2010) might call ‘a profound understanding of fundamental mathematics’ (p.125). However some feel that they have different types of conversations about mathematics at school and at university. As we move towards PGCE courses which are primarily school based I question what this holds for the types of ‘maths talk’ that student teachers will have opportunities to engage in.

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Keywords: content knowledge; subject-matter knowledge; pedagogical content knowledge; primary mathematics specialist; ‘maths talk’
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Institute for Education
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