Thinking About Math Instruction

We have to educate our students for the future, not the past.

We have to help teachers to teach in a way that they themselves were not taught, and this will take a lot of professional learning.

Teachers need a deep understanding of the pathways children take to establish a deep understanding of mathematical concepts.  This requires the ability to diagnose individual students, and to present them with the contextualized challenges that will move their learning and thinking forward.

The Critical Importance of Early Math

Think, Feel, Act – Ontario Ministry of Education

“New theory debunks consensus that math abilities are innate: Science News” November 1, 2016 How do young children learn math? 

Dr. Douglas Clements and Learning Trajectories

Learning and Teaching with Learning Trajectories

Mathematics Trajectories in the Early Primary Classroom