Lesson Play in Mathematics Education:
Lesson play is a novel construct in research and teachers’ professional development in mathematics education. Lesson play refers to a lesson or part of a lesson presented in dialogue form—inspired in part by Lakatos’s evocative Proofs and Refutations—featuring imagined interactions between a teacher and her/his students. We have been using and refining our use of this tool for a number of years and using it in a variety of situations involving mathematics thinking and learning. The goal of this proposed book is to offer a comprehensive survey of the affordances of the tool, the results of our studies—particularly in the area of pre-service teacher education, and the reasons that the tool offers such productive possibilities for both researchers and teacher educators.
Introduces and elaborates upon a novel tool, lesson play, in teacher education and professional development Provides critical analyses of numerous plays created by prospective teachers, offering insight on teachers' pedagogical and subject matter knowledge Provides a variety of scenarios and models for implementing the tool in mathematics teacher education and beyond