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The First Five Years of Teaching Mathematics (FIRSTMATH)

Concepts, Methods and Strategies for Comparative International Research

Authors: Tatto, M.T., Rodriguez, M., Reckase, M., Smith, W., Bankov, K., Pippin, J.

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  • The first study on the first five years of mathematics teaching in international and comparative perspective
  • Provides an alternative to value-added models for the study of the outcomes of higher education and outcomes of their graduates more generally
  • A prototype for the first large scale assessment of beginning teachers’ knowledge of mathematics and mathematics pedagogy
  • Framework, methods and other information may support the replication of similar studies across multiple settings 
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About this book

This book reports on an innovative study into the first five years of mathematics teaching: FIRSTMATH. For the first time, the study has developed a viable methodology to analyze the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of beginning mathematics teachers as well as instruments to explore the contexts where they work. The book provides a step by step account of this exploratory (proof-of-concept) research study, using a comparative and international approach, and introduces readers to the challenges entailed.
The FIRSTMATH study promises the development of methods and strategies to make it possible for teacher educators and future teachers to examine (and improve on) their own practices in an important STEM area. 

About the authors

Maria Teresa Tatto is a Professor in the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation at Arizona State University, and the Southwest Borderlands Professor of Comparative Education at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. She received her doctoral degree in Policy Analysis and Evaluation Research in Education from Harvard University, and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Dr. Tatto has served as the director and principal investigator for the Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDSM), and for the First-Five-Years of Mathematics Teaching Study (FIRSTMATH), both funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Michael Rodriguez is a professor of educational measurement and psychometrics at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on item writing and accessible assessment design, in the contexts of early language and literacy development and the measurement of social and emotional learning.

Mark Reckase is a retired professor of educational measurement and psychometric theory from Michigan State University.  He specializes in item response theory, standard setting, and the evaluation of teacher performance.

Wendy Smith works at the University of Nebraska and focuses her research on PK-20 mathematics, science, and computer science education and change, including institutional change, active learning, rural education, teacher change, teacher professional development, teacher leadership, professional networks, action research, professional noticing, and estimating teacher professional learning effects on student achievement.

Kiril Bankov is Professor of mathematics education at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, the University of Sofia and at the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He is a mathematics coordinator for the Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics, and for the First Five Years of Mathematics Teaching Study, both designed to explore the connections between pre-service preparation and what is learned on the job during the first years of teaching. His research interests include preparation of mathematics teachers, mathematics teaching, assessment in mathematics education, extracurricular work with mathematically gifted students, mathematics competitions.

James Pippin served as the project coordinator for FIRSTMATH while completing his PhD at Michigan State University. He has a PhD is in Educational Policy, from Michigan State University and is currently the Student Learning Assessment Specialist at Oakland Community College in Michigan.

Reviews

“This book would be helpful to researchers who are interested in conducting research on mathematics teacher education. The focus of this book is on beginning mathematics teachers at the primary and secondary levels.” (Mary Beth Rollick, MAA Reviews, April 5, 2021)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • The FIRSTMATH Study: Concepts, Methods, and Strategies for Comparative International Research in Mathematics Education

    Pages 1-20

    Tatto, Maria Teresa (et al.)

  • Design and Development of International Sampling Procedures for Comparative International Research in Mathematics Education: Challenges and Solutions

    Pages 21-32

    Tatto, Maria Teresa (et al.)

  • A Validity Framework for the Design of Comparative International Research in Mathematics Education

    Pages 33-51

    Tatto, Maria Teresa (et al.)

  • Design and Development of International Mathematics Assessments for Teachers and Pupils

    Pages 53-75

    Tatto, Maria Teresa (et al.)

  • Design and Development of International Context Questionnaires for Mathematics Teachers and Pupils

    Pages 77-99

    Tatto, Maria Teresa (et al.)

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eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-44047-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-44046-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
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Softcover $79.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The First Five Years of Teaching Mathematics (FIRSTMATH)
Book Subtitle
Concepts, Methods and Strategies for Comparative International Research
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-44047-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-44047-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-44046-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-44049-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 151
Number of Illustrations
84 b/w illustrations
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