Episode 19

Do You See What I See? Formative Assessment of Preservice Teachers’ Noticing of Students’ Mathematical Thinking

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September 4th, 2020

37 mins 27 secs

Season 5

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Developing expertise in professional noticing
of students’ mathematical thinking takes time
and meaningful learning experiences. We used
the LessonSketch platform to create a learning
experience for secondary preservice teachers
(PSTs) involving an approximation of teaching
practice to formatively assess PSTs’ noticing
skills of students’ mathematical thinking.
Our study showed that approximations of
teaching practice embedded within platforms
like LessonSketch can enable mathematics
teacher educators (MTEs) to carry out effective
formative assessment of PSTs’ professional
noticing of students’ mathematical thinking
that is meaningful for both PSTs and MTEs. The
experience itself as well as its design features
and framework used with the assessment
can be applied in the work of MTEs who
develop teachers’ professional noticing skills of
students’ mathematical thinking.