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Center for Mathematics and Science Education
The University of Mississippi

Keys to Mathematical Success

Quality mathematics instruction has fundamental practices that set the stage for mathematical success for all students.  These effective mathematics teaching practices include:

  • Establish mathematics goals to focus learning
  • Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving
  • Use and connect mathematical representations
  • Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse
  • Pose purposeful questions
  • Build procedural fluency from conceptual understanding
  • Support productive struggle in learning mathematics
  • Elicit and use evidence of student thinking (NCTM, 2014)

In this two-day session, participants will explore how teachers can implement these practices and impact student learning.