Coordinator: Prof. G. Nagarjuna
Coordinator: Dr. Aaloka Kanhere
Coordinator: Dr. Rajesh Khaparde
Coordinator: Shri V. D. Lale
Coordinator: Ms. Meena Kharatmal
Coordinator: Prof. Jyotsna Vijapurkar
Dr. Shweta Shripad Naik
Mathematics education research has been struggling to understand the knowledge that teachers need to teach mathematics effectively. Teachers need to know "more" than merely know how to "do the math" at a particular grade level. However, the research community differs on what and how much "more" of that knowledge. The construct of mathematics at the horizon has emerged in the literature as a promising tool for characterizing advanced mathematical knowledge (AMK) as it relates specifically to teaching practice. The talk will elaborate upon the divide present among researchers in the location of the mathematical horizon for teaching, and its implication to teacher education. Within this conceptual framework, a study was conducted in M-Ward, Mumbai, that analyzed 42 cases of teaching. The analysis of teaching presents a finer understanding of teachers' mathematical horizon and elicits a derived knowledge called professional practice knowledge used in teaching, which is emerged from their experience and professional practice.
During the talk, we will understand the divide as mentioned earlier in mathematics for teaching, and some examples of teachers' encounter with such mathematics in a classroom setting.