Preparation of Effective Teachers in Mathematics

This Issue Paper applies the recommendations from the National Mathematics Advisory Panel to teacher preparation and professional development practices in mathematics. It highlights the panel's recommendations and provides further research to support the inclusion of the recommendations into a framework for thinking about mathematics instruction in the schools. Also included is an Innovation Configuration that provides a set of recommendations for providers of preservice and inservice teacher development to evaluate and align opportunities according to the panel's recommendations to strengthen the quality of mathematics teaching and learning.