This Special Issue on the mathematical content knowledge of prospective elementary teachers (PTs) provides summaries of the extant peer-‐reviewed research literature from 1978 to 2012 on PTs’ content knowledge across several mathematical topics, specifically whole number and operations, fractions, decimals, geometry and measurement, and algebra. Each topic-‐specific summary of the literature is presented in a self-‐contained paper, written by a subgroup of a larger Working Group that has collaborated across several years, resulting in this Special Issue sharing the final work. The authors hope this summative look at prospective teacher content knowledge will be of interest to the mathematics education community and will be a useful resource when considering future research as well as designing mathematics content courses for prospective elementary teachers.
Browning, Christine; Thanheiser, Eva; Edson, Alden J.; Kimani, Patrick; Olanoff, Dana; Tobias, Jennifer; and Whitacre, Ian
"Prospective Elementary Teacher Mathematics Content Knowledge: An Introduction,"
The Mathematics Enthusiast: Vol. 11
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umt.edu/tme/vol11/iss2/3