2007．第16卷第1期（Vol. 16 No. 1）．pp. 97114
Back to the Future From University Lecture Halls to Secondary and Primary School Classrooms
Will a mathematics major graduating with good academic results make a successful teacher in school mathematics? Maybe yes, but not necessarily. Why not? What kind of insights and views about mathematics should a teacher possess? What kind of mathematical content knowledge should a teacher have? This paper attempts to address these questions by looking at many varied examples gleaned from classroom teaching or historical sources, illustrating that university mathematics and school mathematics are not totally disconnected.