CAREER:  Noticing and Using Students' Prior Knowledge (NUSPK) was a National Science Foundation funded project from 2014-2018.  The project is no longer active, but this website is maintained to provide access to materials that were developed through the NUSPK project.

Through a modified version of the Lesson Study cycle, NUSPK used animations and videos of teachers' classrooms to focus attention on students' mathematical thinking, specifically, students' prior knowledge.  

On the Concepts page, you will find the two mathematical concepts addressed in the Lesson Study cycles.  Each cycle takes you step-by-step through the adapted Lesson Study cycle used by the NUSPK project.