Mathematics for teaching: what makes us want to?

Drake, Pat (2009) Mathematics for teaching: what makes us want to? In: Black, Laura, Mendick, Heather and Solomon, Yvette (eds.) Mathematical Relationships in Education: Identities and Participation. Routledge Research in Education . Routledge, Oxon & NY, pp. 161-172. ISBN 9780415996846

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This chapter will explore the relationships between emotional engagement with mathematics over time and a desire to teach mathematics. The chapter will address, from an individuated perspective, these questions: Who becomes teachers of mathematics? Why do they/we? In the chapter I explore emotional elements from autobiographical accounts of mathematics graduates about to embark on teacher training, and set these alongside accounts from teachers of mathematics with non-traditional mathematics backgrounds. As a university teacher of mathematics education I have generally been interested in learning of what I have come to think of as 'mathematics for teaching'. In this chapter I draw on my experience as someone who prepares mathematics graduates to become specialist mathematics teachers, putting this alongside a group of people all having non-traditional qualifications who became teachers of mathematics, students making the transition from secondary teaching assistant to specialist teacher of secondary mathematics. Mathematics' becomes a critically defining contextual aspect for each group, and the 'for teaching' requires reconciliation betw

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