Abstract by Erin Matthews
Comparisons of Types of Public Records in a Classroom
The public record, the recording of student mathematical thinking that has arisen during class discussion presented in a manner that allows all students access to the thinking in the discussion that follows, is incredibly valuable to class discussions. A public record allows students and the teacher to share ideas and deepen their understanding of solution methods. There are a variety of modes to create a public record including slide show presentations, white boards, Smart Boards, and document cameras, to name a few. In the Mathematically significant pedagogical Opportunities to build on Student Thinking (MOST) project, we have observed various teachers using different resources to create public records and will share some unique aspects of these different mediums that can benefit or hinder the class discourse overall.