Four mathematics teacher educators from a large, minority-serving university formed a teaching research group in Fall 2016. The goal for this project is to establish a repeated cycle of improving our mathematics content course for pre-service teachers and to contribute a shared knowledge base which rests on foundation of well-defined learning goals in mathematics courses for elementary pre-service teachers. Guide by the continuous improvement framework (Berk & Hiebert, 2009), we utilized a data-driven approach to improving teaching, as well as embedding a discussion of classroom implementation into an investigation of an innovation (or, in our case, a mathematical task). In this paper, we present an example of iterative task design for the topic of Geometric of Similarity, we hope to share this as a model of professional development for mathematics teacher educators that highlights the benefits to our students and to ourselves.
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Liang, Su Dr.; Prasad, Priya Dr.; Patterson, Cody Dr.; and Mira, Raquel Vallines Dr.
"Improving our practice as mathematics teacher educators through teaching research,"
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning:
2, Article 12.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.20429/ijsotl.2019.130212