Curriculum in the Classroom

The successful implementation of any new curriculum involves thoughtful planning and hard work on many levels. At the classroom level, creating supportive and productive learning environments that engage the range of learners in understanding mathematics is key. This involves setting up classrooms so that: math tools are readily available, used appropriately, and cared for; manipulatives and games are seen as tools for learning; and structures like whole class discussions and Math Workshop work effectively. The essays in this section support teachers in thinking through such topics.