Discussion Questions • Write one sentence to describe what you want every math student to know and be able to do when then they graduate from high school. • What keeps a student from learning high quality mathematics well? • In your classroom(s) or school(s), who’s doing the talking? the math problems? the thinking? the learning? • In your classroom(s) or school(s), who’s getting the good stuff?Why do you think other students may not be getting the good stuff? • Toward getting the good stuff: Identify one thing you can do in your classroom(s) or school(s) toward increasing engagement and constructive struggling FOR ALL STUDENTS in the next week? ... by the end of the year? ... for next year?
Focused on important mathematics Low, medium, high quality of mathematical content in lessons (%) Teaching Gap, Stigler and Hiebert, 1999
New knowledge from experience and prior knowledge Average percentage of concepts DEVELOPED vs. STATED Teaching Gap, Stigler and Hiebert, 1999