A framework to examine the mathematics in lessons of competent mathematics teachers in Singapore
Berinderjeet Kaur, Wong, L. F., & Toh, T. L. (2017). A framework to examine the mathematics in lessons of competent mathematics teachers in Singapore. In B. Kaur, W. K. Ho, T. L. Toh, & B. H. Choy (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education: Vol. 3 (pp. 41-48). Singapore: PME.
This paper outlines an analytical framework that was developed, to examine the mathematics in mathematics lessons of competent teachers in Singapore secondary schools. The framework is guided by Schoenfeld's Teaching for Robust Understanding (TR U) framework and also the field notes of the project - A study of the enacted school mathematics curriculum which is presently underway in Singapore. The framework was trialled and the indicators were suitable but may not be comprehensive. Therefore more trials and also more codes on how the teacher aided students in developing mathematical knowledge and student engagement with mathematical ideas are needed. In addition student perspectives of the lesson are also necessary to make any valid claims related to the quality of the lessons.
This paper was published in the 2017 proceedings of the 41st Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education held at Singapore from 17 - 22 July 2017