ARPHA Proceedings 5: 1717-1730, doi: 10.3897/ap.5.e1717
Future math teachers` readiness to develop mathematical abilities of pupils
expand article infoNailya V. Timerbaeva, Elmira I. Fazleeva, Kadriya B. Shakirova
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Current study is devoted to the readiness of future math teachers to develop pupils` mathematical abilities. Development of pupils` mathematical abilities is one of the most important problems in learning mathematics. Many Russian and foreign scholars were engaged in research of mathematical abilities. Tutoring support having been provided for young teachers and graduates of Kazan federal university pedagogical department showed a number of issues. Novice teachers engage “average” students, do not implement an individual approach, have certain difficulties in determining pupils` mathematical abilities and applying the methods of its development. Consequently, the purpose of this study was to identify ways to improve training of future mathematics teachers in terms of developing students' mathematical abilities.Analysis of specific literature showed distinction between ordinary “school” abilities to assimilate mathematical knowledge, to reproduce and implement it on the one side, and creative mathematical abilities associated with designing original product. In this regard questionnaires were drawn to establish ideas of KFU students as future math teachers about current state and possibilities of developing pupils` mathematical abilities.The study determined that success of future teachers` training depends on many factors. A considerable place must be given both to development of students` mathematical abilities themselves and to development of their pedagogical competencies.
future teachers` training, pupils` mathematical abilities, mathematical abilities development