Toolkit for change agents

Entry routes

HomeChallenges and barriersStrategic ToolsImplementation ToolsSearch

Strategy Use professional development to target students' understanding through mathematical discourse


This strategy focuses on helping leaders organize professional development that targets understanding students' thinking by examining the role of mathematical discourse. The strategy identifies high-quality professional development tools and resources for leaders that focus on developing mathematical discussions. The resources provide research evidence and purpose for the role of talk in developing mathematical understanding.

The "download extended report" provides a full description of this strategy along with planning essentials, budget issues, benefits and implementation pitfalls.

Applicable tools

Challenges addressed