Teachers’ conceptions of representation in middle school mathematics

@article{Stylianou2010TeachersCO,
  title={Teachers’ conceptions of representation in middle school mathematics},
  author={Despina Stylianou},
  journal={Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education},
  year={2010},
  volume={13},
  pages={325-343}
}
Current reform efforts call for an emphasis on the use of representation in the mathematics classroom across levels and topics. The aim of the study was to examine teachers’ conceptions of representation as a process in doing mathematics, and their perspectives on the role of representations in the teaching and learning of mathematics at the middle-school level. Interviews with middle school mathematics teachers suggest that teachers use representations in varied ways in their own mathematical… CONTINUE READING

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