Imagine a mathematics classroom where students eagerly arrive and do not want to leave, where students help one another, where deep understanding of mathematical concepts occurs, verified by multiple assessments, and where multiple modes of learning are designed into learning experiences. We were able to turn this imagined classroom into reality. How did we do it? Christine Krowles is a fifth grade mathematics teacher and Dave Burghardt a university professor. They co-designed the unit, Christine implemented the unit, Dave periodically visited the class, and they collaborated on the written analysis.
Burghardt, Dave and Krowles, Christine
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