Book Study

Mathematics Tasks for the Thinking Classroom 

Great news! Mathematics Tasks for the Thinking Classroom, Grades K-5 is being released this spring. For teachers who have been implementing the practices from Peter Liljedahl’s original book, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, and those just looking to get started, this book will share updates on the original thinking classroom practices, a host of mathematics tasks for elementary classrooms, and specific guidance, scripts, and supports to illuminate ways to bring tasks and mathematical thinking to life in your classroom.

This workshop offers the opportunity to read and explore the ideas in this book with other educators. We’ll begin with a full-day, in-person session in Augusta on Wednesday, August 14, 2024 to delve into the practices and tasks together and then continue with three additional follow-up sessions as we continue reading and exploring the text and implementing ideas with students. 

Like the text, the tasks and examples in this book study will focus on mathematics instruction for grades K-5, but anyone who is interested in deepening their understanding about building a thinking classroom is welcome to attend.

Schedule & Details

Wednesday, August 14th, 2024 from 9-3 PM in person at MMSA office in Augusta (optional light breakfast and socializing at 8:30, lunch provided)

Thursday, September 26th, from 3:30-5:30 on Zoom 

Thursday, October 17th, from 3:30-5:30 on Zoom 

Thursday, November 7th, from 3:30-5:30 on Zoom 

12 contact hours (with an additional 8 contact hours available for reading and reflecting on the text)

Participants are responsible for purchasing their own copy of the text, available from both Corwin and Amazon.

Cost: $450

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