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Shifting Roles and Responsibilities to Support Mathematical Understanding

Pia Hansen and Donna Mathern 

October 2008, Volume 15, Issue 3, Page 162

Abstract:
The journey that one elementary school took in examining the roles and responsibilities of the principal, teachers, students, and school environment in supporting mathematical understanding as described by the NCTM Standards, where students are actively engaged in diverse thinking, questioning, and reasoning strategies.  The increase in mathematical discourse was particularly helpful with English Language Learners and Special Education students. Classroom Look For Tool included, along with suggested strategies.

Keywords:
Pre-K-2
Administrator
Grades 3-5
Conceptual Development
Communication
Math Coordinator / Coach
Equity / Diversity / Special Needs
Teacher
Theory