Video Case Analysis of Students’ Mathematical Thinking: Initial Development Process

ID: 52110 Type: Full Paper
  1. Laurie Cavey, Tatia Totorica, Michele Carney, and Patrick Lowenthal, Boise State University, United States
  2. Jason Libberton, Idaho State University, United States

Friday, March 30 10:15-10:45 AM Location: Banneker View on map

Presider: Kara Suzuka, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, United States

Abstract: Over the last 20 years, researchers have explored the use of video for teacher education and as a reflective tool for studying instruction We are interested in how video might be used to support mathematics teacher candidates’ understanding of student thinking In particular, we are developing and investigating the use of video-based online learning modules as a component of prospective secondary mathematics teacher preparation with the overarching goal of improving their ability to recognize and make connections between patterns in students' informal and formal reasoning In this paper, we describe the initial development process of video case analysis of student thinking (VCAST) modules for use in an online setting and then the share results associated with our first two modules on functional reasoning Our design-based development process is informed by literature on student thinking and involves a purposeful selection of authentic examples of student reasoning The results indicate that our process led to an adequate range in student ideas from which to build the modules Moving forward, the research team will conduct a series of design experiments to investigate the continued development, improvement, and implementation of these online modules In a period where programs are looking for ways to integrate innovative uses of technology in the subject matter preparation of teachers, it is critical to have empirically-based models for such learning

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