Effective Practices

Effective Practices for Advancing the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics (K-12): Developing Students’ Mathematical Sense-Making. (X.MTHED-404DV)

Back by popular demand with 9 completely new sessions. Join us as we take a deep dive into teaching practices that support students’ mathematical sense-making.


This primarily synchronous online course is designed to connect educators from across the country and around world to learn from some of the educational leaders in the Math/Twitter/Blogosphere (#MTBoS). Each class session will feature a different lead instructor who will guide us in exploring an effective practice for advancing the teaching and learning of mathematics. During these sessions participants will work collaboratively on mathematical tasks, analyze student thinking, explore instructional methodologies, and prepare to apply their new learning within their own practice.

Registrations are accepted on a rolling basis until program is full. Last year the course filled up in just a few weeks so you are encouraged to register early.

The final registration deadline is December 19, 2017. 


The goals of the course are to help participants:

Learn and refine a variety of instructional practices that support students in developing a deep conceptual understanding of mathematical ideas.

Appreciate the power and complexity of students’ mathematical thinking.

Ask questions of students that will deepen their mathematical understanding.

Analyze mathematical tasks and resources to uncover the mathematics students will learn.

Adapt curriculum to meet individual student’s needs.

Make mathematical connections and enhance their ability to help their students do so.

Learn and grow as professionals within a collaborative mathematical community.



Dates: Live sessions are scheduled on the following dates: 1/16, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, and 5/8

All live online sessions are scheduled from 6:30 – 8:30 PM ET

Instructors: Zak Champagne, Christopher Danielson, Annie Fetter, Graham Fletcher, Kristin Gray, Elham Kazemi, Fawn Nguyen, Max Ray-Riek, Kaneka Turner, and Tracy Zager

Format: The live sessions are highly interactive using Zoom video conferencing software. Participants are then encouraged to implement new ideas within their own practice and reflect on what they are learning.

Noncredit course cost: $498

Credit course cost: $1362

Note: A $12 service fee will be applied if you pay by credit card.




FAQWhat is the difference between a class offered for credit versus a noncredit course?

If you have any questions, please contact us at: jpaquett@mtholyoke.edu or 413-538-2063.

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