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Course Date(s):

January 24 - March 13, 2024
Final Project due March 25, 2024
Three 60-minute synchronous sessions:
7 pm - 8 pm Eastern Time
February 6 & 27, March 12, 2024

Unless otherwise noted, course times listed are in EST

Registration Deadline:

January 22, 2024 at noon, EST


Online Facilitated




30 PDPs

Grad Credit:

2 optional graduate credits from Worcester State University for $250, due upon initial registration


$400 TEC Members / $450 Non-TEC Members
Required text: Routines for Reasoning by Kelemanik, Lucenta & Creighton. Books can be ordered through Heinemann Publications or Amazon.

Withdrawals: No credits/refunds will be given unless TEC is notified 10 business days before the first class. All payments processed upon receipt.


Online | Facilitated


Grade Level 4-9

What is Mathematical Thinking and How Do We Teach It?

Participants will develop a deep understanding of what it means to think and reason mathematically. They will learn three distinct ways of thinking mathematically championed in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice: reasoning quantitatively, thinking structurally, and reasoning through repetition. In addition, participants will learn how to develop these avenues of thinking in their students.


Grade Level 4 – 9

While mathematical thinking applies across all grade levels, we will be applying it to topics in grades 4 – 9

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 has extensive K-12 mathematics experience with a focus on developing mathematical practice in all students, particularly in struggling 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 most recently 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, published by Heinemann. Follow Amy on Twitter @AmyLucenta

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