# Changes in teachers' knowledge and beliefs about mathematics and mathematics teaching: A case study

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Lomas, Laurinda and Clarke, Douglas McLean. (2016). Changes in teachers' knowledge and beliefs about mathematics and mathematics teaching: A case study. In B. White, M. Chinnappan and S. Trenholm (Ed.).

*39th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.*Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. pp. 389 - 396

Authors | Lomas, Laurinda and Clarke, Douglas McLean |
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Abstract | As teaching is a cultural activity embedded in a unique context, professional development opportunities for teachers may be best placed amid the relevance of everyday classroom practice, and supported by an innovative curriculum. This progress paper reports on data collected as part of doctoral research studying the changes in mathematical knowledge and beliefs of three year 5/6 teachers as they implemented a four-week, innovative curriculum unit. Early analysis of the case of Year 5 teacher Mark pointed to reflection on the pivotal influence of teachersâ€™ stated and inferred beliefs about mathematics and mathematics teaching on classroom practice, and the vagaries of didactic contracts in a change environment. |

Year | 2016 |

Publisher | Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia |

Web address (URL) | https://www.merga.net.au/publications/counter.php?pub=pub_conf&id=2747 |

Publisher's version | File Access Level Controlled |

Book title | Opening Up Mathematics Education: Research Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia |

Page range | 389 - 396 |

ISBN | 9781920846299 |

Research Group | School of Education |

Place of publication | Australia |

Editors | B. White, M. Chinnappan and S. Trenholm |

https://acuresearchbank.acu.edu.au/item/8545y/changes-in-teachers-knowledge-and-beliefs-about-mathematics-and-mathematics-teaching-a-case-study

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