What should we expect from somebody who teaches mathematics in elementary school ? Shlomo Vinner This paper is an extension of a plenary talk in SEMT 11 ( Vinner , 2011 ) in which a promise was given to elaborate on some issues that could not be discussed because of time restrictions . The paper recommends that , in addition to the mathematical knowledge needed for teaching in elementary schools , attention should be given to other aspects of the teacher ש s work . It is suggested that the rational of teaching mathematics as a compulsory subject to the entire population should be discussed with the teachers , and so should the ultimate goal of education . The paper also recommends avoiding in teacher training topics which are beyond the zone of proximal development ( ZPD ) of teachers . Who ש s NOT afraid of mathematics ? Dvora Gesser & Zipi zelkovich The research focuses on the reasons for choosing teaching mathematics among first year students at Hakibbutzim Teachers College . The re...  אל הספר
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