Mathematics Training for Service-Learning
Angelo Segalla, California State University, Long Beach
Marina Krause, California State University, Long Beach
Hilda Sramek, California State University, Long Beach
In our service-learning program teacher-training candidates bridge
the gap between expectations and realities of teaching in the K-8 classroom.
In the mathematics training segment of this program candidates become aware
of the creative part of mathematics as well as the importance of the standards
that accentuate mathematics instruction in the State of California. Included
in the training are strategies and heuristics for problem solving, modeling,
and examples of successful mathematics teaching. We found that our program
succeeds in giving candidates a realistic expectation of their future career
and a new way of looking at mathematics instruction.
Academic Exchange Quarterly Spring 2005 Volume 9, Issue 1