Cultivating Coherence and Connections on a Foundation of Conceptual Understanding and Students’ Funds of Knowledge

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Abstract/Description:

The Comprehensive Mathematics Instruction Framework (CMI), developed by the Brigham Young University Public School Partnership, captures the research and best practices of the CCSSM standards and the NCTM Principles to Actions and makes these ideas accessible to practicing and preservice mathematics teachers. By 
organizing these principles and practices into a Teaching Cycle, a Learning Cycle and a Continuum of Mathematical Understanding, teachers can attend to learning progressions, formative assessment and teaching practices that support construction of conceptual understanding and procedural fluency on a foundation of student thinking. Mathematics Vision Project (MVP) is an example of a curriculum created using the CMI Framework. In this session, participants will be introduced to the CMI framework and its implementation through classroom vignettes where student thinking is elicited by tasks from the MVP curriculum designed to promote conceptual, procedural and representational understanding.


Location: North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Greensboro, North Carolina
Presenter:

Scott Hendrickson, Brigham Young University