About the course
Train-the-Trainer; Participant-Only; Virtual-Synchronous
This beginning Thinking Mathematics course focuses on research about how children learn mathematics and implications of these findings for the classroom. It has been redesigned to help teachers understand the content and practice standards of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and their connection to the research. The Ten Principles of Thinking Mathematics capture practices that lead to a better understanding of math for all students and are applicable at all grade levels. The principles—which deal with ideas such as tapping what students know, helping them visualize problems and building the expectation and ability to justify their work—are exemplified through the research on counting, addition and subtraction. The course takes a broad look at the importance of recognizing and using patterns and relationships throughout math, addresses the kind of questioning that promotes thinking in math class, and provides a framework for implementing curriculum and lessons. This course focuses on research about how children learn mathematics and the implications of these findings for the K-2 classroom.