This manuscript describes six elementary teachers’ instructional changes through the lens of the Standards for Mathematical Practices (SMPs). Teachers were randomly selected from a larger sample of K-5 teachers who engaged in yearlong professional development targeting the SMPs. Videos of their pre- and post-professional development programs were examined using a SMPs-focused protocol. They overwhelmingly provided more opportunities for students to engage in the SMPs after the professional development experience. We connect this impression with ways to effectively foster elementary teachers’ SMP-focused instructional practices through professional development.
Published in Matney, G. T. and Che, S. M. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 41st Annual meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning. San Antonio, TX.
Bostic, Jonathan and Matney, Gabriel T., "Looking for Elementary Mathematics Teachers’ Common Core-Focused Instruction" (2014). Teaching and Learning Faculty Publications. 14.
Proceedings of the 41st Annual meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning