Proposal Title

Using Think-Alouds to Examine Pre-Service Elementary Teachers' Visualization of Fractional Concepts

Proposal Abstract

Exploring think-alouds as a vehicle for helping pre-service elementary mathematics teachers to understand, visualize, and verbalize fractional concepts is the focus of this session. Because think-alouds require pre-service teachers to verbalize in much the same way as they will when they teach, it seems to be a natural method to consider in a pre-service methods course. This session will delineate the results of a semester-long SOTL qualitative research project based on think-alouds utilized in methods courses. Although mathematics is the topic for the session, participants will learn about considerations for duplicating this research agenda in their methods classrooms. Attendees can expect to experience think-alouds as pre-service teachers did in the research project, and they will leave the session with a deeper understanding of the use of think-alouds in their pre-service methods courses.

Location

Room 2905

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 11th, 9:00 AM Mar 11th, 9:45 AM

Using Think-Alouds to Examine Pre-Service Elementary Teachers' Visualization of Fractional Concepts

Room 2905

Exploring think-alouds as a vehicle for helping pre-service elementary mathematics teachers to understand, visualize, and verbalize fractional concepts is the focus of this session. Because think-alouds require pre-service teachers to verbalize in much the same way as they will when they teach, it seems to be a natural method to consider in a pre-service methods course. This session will delineate the results of a semester-long SOTL qualitative research project based on think-alouds utilized in methods courses. Although mathematics is the topic for the session, participants will learn about considerations for duplicating this research agenda in their methods classrooms. Attendees can expect to experience think-alouds as pre-service teachers did in the research project, and they will leave the session with a deeper understanding of the use of think-alouds in their pre-service methods courses.