Document Type

Contribution to Book

Title

Noticing and Deciding the Next Steps for Teaching: A Cross-University Study with Elementary Pre-service Teachers

Source Publication

Research Advances in the Mathematical Education of Pre-service Elementary Teachers

Publication Date

2017

Editor

Gabriel J. Stylianides; Keiko Hino

Publisher

Springer

Series

ICME-13 Monographs

ISBN

978-3-319-68342-3

First Page

261

Last Page

275

Department

Mathematics

Abstract

Teaching is a complex endeavor which requires teachers to make decisions based on children’s thinking. Pre-service teachers (PSTs) training to be future teachers need experiences to increase their ability to notice, understand, and analyze children’s responses/work to make sense of children’s mathematical thinking. This chapter examines elementary PSTs’ skills to recognize, identify, and make instructional decisions in their teacher preparation programs when provided with opportunities to engage in noticing practices in their mathematics methods courses. Qualitative analysis using open coding was used to analyze data sets collected from three different universities across the U.S. to find commonalities and themes. Results of the study provide insight into the effectiveness of the instructional activities and PSTs’ next-step instructional decisions.

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