"I like to give things a story": one teacher's view of teaching mathematics

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In previous Story conferences (1, 4 and 8), I have contributed papers related to the use of story as a pedagogical tool in mathematics teacher education and as a methodological tool, narrative interviewing. Using the technique of narrative interviewing, I invited individual teachers to stay with the detail of their first lesson or sometimes first few lessons teaching mathematics to a new group of children. The focus of the interviews was to uncover what experienced teachers do to establish their ways of working. This paper focuses on the practices of one of these teachers who likes “to give things a story”, exploring what they mean by story, what this looks like in their classroom and the impact on student learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th Global Conference: Storytelling: Global reflections on narrative
Subtitle of host publicationJuly 2016 Oxford, UK
PublisherInter-Disciplinary Press
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016


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