The Knowledge Quartet as an Organising Framework for Developing and Deepening Teachers' Mathematics Knowledge

Fay Turner, Tim Rowland

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In this chapter we present some findings from a study which evaluated the effectiveness of one classroom-based approach to the development of elementary mathematics teaching. This approach drew on earlier research into teachers’ mathematical content knowledge at the University of Cambridge, when a framework for the analysis of mathematics teaching - the Knowledge Quartet - was developed. The chapter begins with a rationale for our focus on teachers’ content knowledge in action in the classroom and a brief description of the study which led to the development of the Knowledge Quartet. It then proceeds to a report of the longitudinal study in which this framework was used to identify and develop a group of beginning teachers’ mathematics content knowledge for teaching.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematical Knowledge in Teaching
EditorsKenneth Ruthven, Tim Rowland
Place of PublicationDordrecht
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-481-9766-8
ISBN (Print)978-90-481-9765-1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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