Mathematics Training for Service-Learning  

In our service-learning program teacher-training candidates bridge 
the gap between expectations and realities of teaching in the K-8 classroom.  
In the mathematics training segment of this program candidates become aware 
of the creative part of mathematics as well as the importance of the standards 
that accentuate mathematics instruction in the State of California.  Included 
in the training are strategies and heuristics for problem solving, modeling, 
and examples of successful mathematics teaching.  We found that our program 
succeeds in giving candidates a realistic expectation of their future career 
and a new way of looking at mathematics instruction.