Developing an Instrument for Capturing High School Teachers’ Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching: An Exploratory Study
Author: Yung-Chi Lin(Graduate Institute of Science Education, National Changhua University of Education),Chien Chin(Department of Mathematics, National Taiwan Normal University)

This paper addresses an effort to design and test a set of items for assessing the mathematics knowledge for teaching. The paper begins by describing how a representative item was developed based on three experienced high school teachers’ analyzing classroom instruction. Subsequently, item refinement by two experts is documented. Finally, the initial results of a pilot-test of a focus group of 11 high school mathematics teachers are reported. This study revealed three useful methods for creating items for assessment: (1) using mathematics problems containing certain key mathematical ideas; (2) using nonstandard approaches of students that are unfamiliar to the teachers; and (3) using the errors of teachers.

Keywords：high school mathematics, instrument, item development, mathematics knowledge for teaching (MKT), teacher knowledge

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Lin, Y.-C., & Chin, C. (2014). Developing an Instrument for Capturing High School Teachers’ Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Research in Education Sciences, 59(3), 133-160. doi:10.6209/JORIES.2014.59(3).05