Series: Adult Learning

Video Analysis of Children’s Mathematical Thinking

Video Analysis of Children’s Mathematical Thinking
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Looking at a video from our Focus on the Child series, Collaborative member Donna Johnson leads a discussion about the mathematical thinking of a child during a comparison task. This is an example of how we use video analysis to hone teachers’ observational skills. Notice how Donna directs the participants to take notes about the evidence of student thinking in the video clip. As they share what they notice, Donna asks them to consider what the evidence indicates about the child’s mathematical thinking and understanding. In this way, video analysis can build teacher’s capacity for formative assessment.

The full clip that is used can be found here: Comparing Quantity with Child 4.

Adult learning videos are portions of professional development sessions designed to engage adults in a meaningful way. They are not activities meant for recreating with children. Learn more about our Whole Teacher Approach and Learning Labs.