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Preparing Preservice Teachers to Build on Student Thinking

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Laura Van Zoest

Department

Mathematics

Presentation Date

4-24-2015

Document Type

Poster

Abstract

This study focuses on understanding the practice of building on student thinking and supporting teachers to enact this practice through activities we created and implemented in a secondary mathematics methods course. The activities are related to identifying the mathematical point an instance of student thinking can be used to build towards. During this poster session we will define mathematical point, describe the activities, and share some of the observations from the implementation and discuss our next steps towards supporting pre-service teachers to develop an ability to build on student thinking.

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