Description: Effective mathematics teaching involves eliciting and interpreting student thinking, and then using students’ current understandings as a basis for instruction. Research indicates these skills are not innate but can be acquired through structured experiences. Based on promising work conducted with practicing and preservice teachers at the elementary level to scaffold teacher noticing, we propose that secondary PSTs can similarly be supported in their development of professional noticing. Through the lens of research results obtained by studying the effects of a curricular module designed to develop secondary mathematics PSTs noticing, we discuss aspects of teacher noticing constructs at the elementary level that are applicable to secondary and ones that needed modifications for transferability. Further, we describe the impact of the curricular module, including a task-based clinical interview, on secondary preservice teachers’ ability to attend to, interpret, and respond to student thinking.
Monson, D., Krupa, E. E., Lesseig, K., Casey, S. (2018). Developing Secondary Pre-Service Teachers’ Abilities to Respond to Student Work. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education.
Casey, S., Lesseig, K., Krupa, E. E., & Monson, D. (2018). Examining Preservice Secondary Mathematics Teachers’ Responses to Student Work to Solve Linear Equations. Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 20(1), 132-153.
Krupa, E. E., Huey, M., Lesseig, K., Casey, S., & Monson, D. (2017). Investigating Secondary Preservice Teacher Noticing of Students’ Mathematical Thinking. In E. O. Schack, J. Wilhelm, & M. H. Fisher (Eds.), Research in Mathematics Education (Vol. 6): Springer, Cham.
Lesseig, K., Casey, S., Monson, D., Krupa, E. E. & Huey, M. (2016). Developing an Interview Module to Support Secondary Preservice Teachers’ Noticing of Student Thinking. Mathematics Teacher Educator, 5(1), 29-46.
Krupa, E. E., Huey, M., Lesseig, K., Casey, S., & Monson, D. (2016). Investigating Secondary Preservice Teachers’ Noticing of Student Thinking. Paper presented at the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference, San Fransico, CA.
Casey, S., Monson, D., Lesseig, K., & Krupa, E. (2016). Developing Secondary Preservice Teachers’ Noticing of Students’ Mathematical Thinking: A Focus on Responding. Paper presented at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Conference, Irvine, California.
Monson, D., Casey, S., Lesseig, K., Huey, M., & Krupa, E. E. (2015). Developing Secondary PST’s Ability to Elicit and Notice Student Thinking: Designing a Task-Based Interview Module. Paper presented at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Orlando, Florida.