Conference Proceedings

Structure in the professional vocabulary of middle school mathematics teachers in Australia

C Mesiti, D Clarke, A Downton (ed.), S Livy (ed.), J Hall (ed.)

MERGA | Published : 2017

Abstract

Members of the Australian mathematics education research community and experienced teachers of mathematics participated in the process of documenting the professional vocabulary of middle school mathematics teachers. This vocabulary, the Australian Lexicon, captures the language in use by Australian mathematics teachers when describing the phenomena of the middle school mathematics classroom. In this paper, we examine the structure of the Australian Lexicon with particular attention given to content, connection, and characteristics of the professional vocabulary available to middle school mathematics teachers in Australia.