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Course Date(s):

Tuesdays - 7:00 - 8:00pm
March 26, 2024 - Developing Independent Math Thinkers
April 23, 2024 - Maximizing Multiple Mathematical Representations to Engage all Learners
May 7, 2024 - Making Students’ Mathematical Thinking Visible
May 21, 2024 - Mathematical Discourse for All


Unless otherwise noted, course times listed are in Eastern Time.

Registration Deadline:

April 22, 2024 at 5pm







Grad Credit:



Take all 4 webinars for the price of 3.
$60 TEC Members / $75 Non-TEC Members


Online | Webinar


Grades 4-10 Math Teachers, All K-12 Educators

Productive Struggle in Mathematics Webinar Series

Webinar #1 on March 26: Learn practical strategies for helping students independently make sense of math problems and persevere in solving them. Help your students become more confident problem-solvers and reduce their reliance on teacher support. 

Webinar #2 on April 23: Learn practical strategies for leveraging multiple representations to help students connect math concepts and procedures. Help your students make sense of math and become more confident, capable learners. 

Webinar #3 on May 7: Learn how to use annotation to make student thinking visible and ensure that every student has access to the ideas being discussed. Help your students overcome learned helplessness and become active, engaged learners!

Webinar #4 on May 21: It can be frustrating when you ask a question in class and receive no response or when you try to facilitate a discussion, and no one participates. This webinar will provide you with strategies to engage every student in math discussions, in full group, small groups, or with partners.


Teachers who teach math, grades 4-10.

Ideas and strategies addressed in these webinars are usable, K-12

About the Instructors

Grace Kelemanik, co-founder of Fostering Math Practices, has more than 30 years of mathematics education experience. A frequent presenter at national conferences, her work focuses on fostering mathematical thinking practices in all students. She is a former urban high school mathematics teacher and Project Director at Education Development Center. Grace has also worked extensively with new and preservice teachers through the Boston Teacher Residency program.  Grace is the coauthor of Routines for Reasoning: Fostering the Mathematical Practices in All Students. She is a mathematics education consultant and professional development provider.  Follow Grace on Twitter @GraceKelemanik

Amy Lucenta, co-founder of Fostering Math Practices, has extensive K-12 mathematics experience with a focus on developing mathematical practice in all students, particularly in historically marginalized learners. She supports teachers, districts, and educational collaborative organizations as they transition their curriculum and pedagogy to reflect current mathematics education research through professional development and coaching. A former middle school and high school teacher and elementary math coach, Amy also worked as a secondary mathematics Clinical Teacher Educator for the Boston Teacher Residency Program. Amy is the co-author of Routines for Reasoning: Fostering Mathematical Practices in All Students, and Teaching for Thinking: Fostering Teaching Practices through Reasoning Routines, both published by Heinemann. Follow Amy on Twitter @AmyLucenta

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