Graduate Students as Teachers of Undergraduate Mathematics
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Research on Graduate Students as Teachers of Undergraduate Mathematics: Studies in Graduate and Professional Student Development, Number 12

Editors: Laura L. B. Border, Natasha Speer, & Teri J. Murphy
Description: This edited book series serves as a guide to the study of improved training, employment and administration of graduate and professional student development programs. A new publication that addresses a critical need in higher education. The series is designed to highlight all aspects of professional development of graduate and professional students.

Editor’s Introduction  / xi

Laura L. B. Border


Introduction: Research on Graduate Students as Teachers

of Undergraduate Mathematics / xiii

Natasha Speer & Teri J. Murphy

Chapter 1 – Educational Research on Mathematics Graduate Student

Teaching Assistants: A Decade of Substantial Progress /  1

Natasha Speer, Teri J. Murphy, & Timothy Gutmann

Chapter 2 – Mathematics Teaching Assistants: Their Instructional

Involvement and Preparation Opportunities /  11

Jason K. Belnap & Kimberly Allred

Chapter 3 – A Case Story: Reflections on the Experiences of

a Mathematics Teaching Assistant /  RaKissa D. Cribari,

April B. Judd, Rhoda Deon, Angela Tisi, & Haniyah Khakakhail

Chapter 4 – Beginning Graduate Student Teaching Assistants Talk

about Mathematics and Who Can Learn Mathematics  /  63

Timothy Gutmann

Chapter 5 – Encouraging Excellence in Teaching Mathematics:

MTAs’ Descriptions of Departmental Support  / 85

Christine Latulippe

Chapter 6 – Planning Practices of Mathematics Teaching Assistants:

Procedures and Resources  / 97

Dale Winter, Matt Delong, & Joe Wesley

Chapter 7 – Visions of Acculturation: Using Case Stories to Educate

International Teaching Assistants in Mathematics  / 111

David Meel

Chapter 8 – Mathematics Teaching Assistants Learning to Teach:

Recasting Early Teaching Experiences as Rich Learning Opportunities  /  133

David Kung & Natasha Speer


About the Editor:

Dr. Laura L. B. Border is Director of the Graduate Teacher Program at the University of Colorado - Boulder.

Details: 2009 [ISBN: 1-58107-171-X; 168 pages; 6 x 9 inch; soft cover]