Student Reasoning Evidence as a Tool for Future Secondary Math Teacher Learning and More

Laurie Cavey
Boise State University

I will share sample materials from an online video-based curriculum project (VCAST) that has been implemented in over 40 university math courses over the last four years. The VCAST project attempts to fill a much-needed gap in the mathematical preparation of secondary teachers by contextualizing teacher candidate learning in the analysis of middle and high school student thinking. While the curriculum was initially developed for use in the UTeach Functions & Modeling course, it has also been integrated into other courses. In this workshop, participants will learn about the curriculum design principles and the overarching learning goals, along with research results on student engagement in the VCAST modules during the 2021-22 academic year. Participants will also engage in aspects of the curriculum materials to better understand the undergraduate student experience and discuss the potential for implementing these types of materials in a broader array of STEM coursework to increase access to the STEM disciplines.