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Conversations with the Mathematics Curriculum: Testing and Teacher Development

Conversations with the Mathematics Curriculum: Testing and Teacher Development

This paper addresses the question: how do mathematics teachers make meaning from curriculum statements in relation to their teaching practices. We report on a teacher development activity in which teachers mapped test items from an international test against the national curriculum statement in mathematics. About 50 mathematics teachers across Grades 3-9 worked in small groups with a graduate student or staff member as a group leader. Drawing on...

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