Standard P.2. Opportunities to Learn Mathematics

An effective mathematics teacher preparation program provides candidates with opportunities to learn mathematics and statistics that are purposefully focused on essential big ideas across content and processes that foster a coherent understanding of mathematics for teaching. |
P.2.1. Attend to Mathematics Content Relevant to Teaching |

Effective programs preparing teachers of mathematics at the early childhood level include at least one and preferably more mathematics content courses or other high-quality equivalent professional-learning experiences focused on key mathematics concepts, skills, and processes important to the early grades. Such experiences provide opportunities for teacher candidates to develop in-depth understanding of the surprisingly complex ideas that form the foundation of all later mathematics.

- AMTE Standards for Preparing Teachers of Mathematics
- Preliminaries
- Chapter 1. Introduction
- Chapter 2: Candidate Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions
- What Should Well-Prepared Beginning Teachers of Mathematics Know and Be Able to Do, and What Dispositions Should They Develop?
- Standard C.1: Knowledge of Mathematics for Teaching
- Indicator C.1.1. Know Relevant Mathematical Content
- Indicator C.1.2. Demonstrate Mathematical Practices and Processes
- Indicator C.1.3. Exhibit Productive Mathematical Dispositions
- Indicator C.1.4. Analyze the Mathematical Content of Curriculum
- Indicator C.1.5. Analyze Mathematical Thinking
- Indicator C.1.6. Use Mathematical Tools and Technology

- Standard C.2: Pedagogical Knowledge and Practices for Teaching Mathematics
- Standard C.3. Students as Learners of Mathematics
- Standard C.4. Social Contexts of Mathematics Teaching and Learning
- Indicator C.4.1. Provide Access and Advancement
- Indicator C.4.2. Cultivate Positive Mathematical Identities
- Indicator C.4.3. Draw on Students’ Mathematical Strengths
- Indicator C.4.4. Understand Power and Privilege in the History of Mathematics Education
- Indicator C.4.5. Enact Ethical Practice for Advocacy

- Chapter 3. Program Characteristics to Develop Candidate Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions
- Standard P.1. Partnerships
- Standard P.2. Opportunities to Learn Mathematics
- Standard P.3. Opportunities to Learn to Teach Mathematics
- Indicator P.3.1. Address Deep and Meaningful Mathematics Content Knowledge
- Indicator P.3.2. Provide Foundations of Knowledge About Students as Mathematics Learners
- Indicator P.3.3. Address the Social Contexts of Teaching and Learning
- Indicator P.3.4. Incorporate Practice-Based Experiences
- Indicator P.3.5. Provide Effective Mathematics Methods Instructors

- Standard P.4. Opportunities to Learn in Clinical Settings
- Standard P.5. Recruitment and Retention of Teacher Candidates

- Chapter 4. Elaborations of the Standards for the Preparation of Early Childhood Teachers of Mathematics
- Standard C.1. Mathematics Concepts, Practices, and Curriculum
- Standard C.2. Pedagogical Knowledge and Practices for Teaching Mathematics
- Standard C.3. Students as Learners of Mathematics
- Standard C.4. Social Contexts of Mathematics Teaching and Learning
- Standard P.1. Partnerships
- Standard P.2. Opportunities to Learn Mathematics
- Standard P.3. Opportunities to Learn to Teach Mathematics
- Standard P.4. Opportunities to Learn in Clinical Settings
- Standard P.5. Recruitment and Retention of Teacher Candidates

- Chapter 5. Elaborations of the Standards for the Preparation of Upper Elementary Grades Teachers of Mathematics
- Standard C.1. Mathematics Concepts, Practices, and Curriculum
- Standard C.2. Pedagogical Knowledge and Practices for Teaching Mathematics
- Standard C.3. Students as Learners of Mathematics
- Standard C.4. Social Contexts of Mathematics Teaching and Learning
- Standard P.1. Partnerships
- Standard P.2. Opportunities to Learn Mathematics
- Standard P.3. Opportunities to Learn to Teach Mathematics
- Standard P.4. Opportunities to Learn in Clinical Settings
- Standard P.5. Recruitment and Retention of Teacher Candidates

- Chapter 6. Elaborations of the Standards for the Preparation of Middle Level Teachers of Mathematics
- Standard C.1. Mathematics Concepts, Practices, and Curriculum
- Standard C.2. Pedagogical Knowledge and Practices for Teaching Mathematics
- Standard C.3. Students as Learners of Mathematics
- Standard C.4. Social Contexts of Mathematics Teaching and Learning
- Standard P.1. Partnerships
- Standard P.2. Opportunities to Learn Mathematics
- Standard P.3. Opportunities to Learn to Teach Mathematics
- Standard P.4. Opportunities to Learn in Clinical Settings
- Standard P.5. Recruitment and Retention of Teacher Candidates

- Chapter 7. Elaborations of the Standards for the Preparation of High School Teachers of Mathematics
- Standard C.1. Mathematics Concepts, Practices, and Curriculum
- Standard C.2. Pedagogical Knowledge and Practices for Teaching Mathematics
- Standard C.3. Students as Learners of Mathematics
- Standard C.4. Social Contexts of Mathematics Teaching and Learning
- Standard P.1. Partnerships
- Standard P.2. Opportunities to Learn Mathematics
- Standard P.3. Opportunities to Learn to Teach Mathematics
- Standard P.4. Opportunities to Learn in Clinical Settings
- Standard P.5. Recruitment and Retention of Teacher Candidates
- Potential Pathways for Preparing High School Mathematics Teachers

- Chapter 8. Assessing Mathematics Teacher Preparation
- Chapter 9. Enacting Effective Preparation of Teachers of Mathematics
- References