At this year’s National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) conference, Heinemann authors Sue O’Connell, Steve Leinwand, Cathy Fosnot, Max Ray-Riek, and June Mark held a special event with mathematics specialists and leaders to discuss the goal of math education today, the importance of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, and the kinds of effective instructional shifts teachers can make in their classrooms.
In the second clip from this event, Cathy Fosnot, Steve Leinwand, June Mark, and Max Ray-Riek discuss how the Standards for Mathematical Practice can impact instruction. Some key points include:
- how a strong understanding of the Standards for Mathematical Practice will enhance instruction
- if certain Practices are more important than others and how they can complement each other
- the way deep mathematical thinking is encouraged by these standards.
Watch the full clip:
Next Monday, Max, Steve, and Sue address some of the challenges related to making instructional shifts in our classrooms.
To read more from master educators and leaders in the field about best practices in mathematics instruction, check out our recent blog series unpacking each of the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice.
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Cathy Fosnot (@ctfosnot) is Professor Emerita of Education at the City College of New York and the founder of Mathematics in the City, a national center for professional development. She currently directs New Perspectives on Learning and is the author of the Young Mathematicians at Work series and the Contexts for Learning Mathematics program.
Steve Leinwand (@steve_leinwand) is a Principal Research Analyst at American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C. He is the author of the bestselling Accessible Mathematics and Sensible Mathematics.