Regional Office of Education #13

Serving Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington Counties

Matt Renaud, Regional Superintendent
Regional Office of Education #13


Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics
by Peter Liljedahl

A Book Study

Dates:   September 1 - 28, 2023
Location:   This book study will be conducted through Google Meets.
Time:   Participants will receive an email September 1st with details of the book study.
    09/08/23 - Google Meet on Chapters 4-6; Chapter 4-6 Reading Guide due by 10:00 p.m.
    09/15/23 - Google Meet on Chapters 7-9; Chapter 7-9 Reading Guide due by 10:00 p.m.
    09/22/23 - Google Meet on Chapters 10-12; Chapter 10-12 Reading Guide due by 10:00 p.m.
    09/29/23 - Google Meet on Chapters 13-15; Chapter 13-15 Reading Guide due and final reflection by 10:00 p.m.
Fee:   Free for Curriculum Cooperative Members
    $75 for Non-Members and Out-of-District
    Participants must purchase or borrow the book.
Credit:   Eight Contact Hours
Presenter:   Kandace McCoy

Dan Meyer, the Chief Academic Officer for Desmos, states that Peter Liljedahl’s Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics “exudes enthusiasm for students, how they think, and how those thoughts coalesce into powerful thinking classrooms. It’s also deeply practical, describing how everything from the teacher’s questions to the arrangement of the furniture can add to your student’s learning” (from Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, 2021).

This is the emphasis of Peter Liljedahl’s Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics - implementing rich mathematics and classroom practices to engage students in deep thinking and going beyond rote memorization and repetitive calculations. Math teachers obviously want their students to be fluent in facts, procedures, and concepts. Yet, they also want their students to think outside of the box, using strategies and practices that foster student-centered, student-owned thinking and learning. Liljedahl’s book focuses on 14 classroom practices to enhance student learning that goes beyond the “I do, we do, you do” teaching format.

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