## Leading team:

- Prof. Ruhama Even

## Project team:

- Prof. Marita Barabash (Achva Academic College and Weizmann Institute of Science)
- Anna Hoffmann
- Yocheved Mytlis
- Dr. Josie Shamash (Achva Academic College and Weizmann Institute of Science)

## Secretariat and Administration:

Vered Shattenstein## Brief

Study of the contribution and relevance of academic mathematics studies to teaching secondary school mathematics, focusing on two dimensions of mathematical knowledge for teaching.

In Israel, as in many other countries, academic mathematics studies are an important component of the professional education of secondary school mathematics teachers. The study examines the contribution and relevance of academic mathematics studies to teaching secondary school mathematics, focusing on two dimensions of mathematical knowledge for teaching: knowledge of topics, concepts, procedures, and the relationships between them, and knowledge about the nature of mathematics.

## Further reading:

- Even, R. (2011). The relevance of advanced mathematics to teaching secondary school mathematics: Practitioners’ views. ZDM – The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 43, 941-950. DOI 10.1007/s11858-011-0346-1
- Hoffmann, A. & Even, R. (2018). What do mathematicians wish to teach teachers in secondary school about mathematics? In E. Bergqvist, M. Österholm, C. Granberg, & L. Sumpter (Eds.), Proceedings of the 42nd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. 3, pp. 99-106). Umeå, Sweden: PME.
- Hoffmann, A. & Even, R. (2019). Contribution of academic mathematics to teacher learning about the essence of mathematics. In M. Graven, H. Venkat, A. Essien, & P. Vale (Eds.), Proceedings of the 43rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. 2, pp. 360-367). Protea, South Africa: PME.
- Hoffmann, A. & Even, R. (in press). What do teachers learn about the discipline of mathematics in academic mathematics courses? In Proceedings of the 44th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. PME.
- Mytlis, Y. & Even, R. (in press). Contribution of academic mathematics studies to teaching topics from the high-school curriculum. In Proceedings of the 44th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. PME.
- Shamash, J., Barabash, M., & Even, R. (2018). From equations to structures: Modes of relevance of abstract algebra to school mathematics as viewed by teacher educators and teachers. In N. Wasserman (Ed.), Connecting Abstract Algebra to Secondary Mathematics, for Secondary Mathematics Teachers (pp. 241-262). Research in Mathematics Education, Springer, Cham.