How can developing mathematical thinking increase effective instruction and student success?
The Developing Mathematical Thinking Institute (DMTI) has developed the five dimensions of the Developing Mathematical Thinking (DMT) framework, a professional development programme for teachers and other educators. This is a multi-year professional development programme for improving math instruction. It involves building on students’ ideas, encouraging problem-solving, and strengthening mathematical vocabulary, ultimately solidifying concepts and increasing achievement by communicating mathematically.
Jonathan Brendefur, PhD is the president of Developing Mathematical Thinking Institute, which partners with school districts to provide math professional development and curricular resources to improve math understanding and achievement. He is a former math teacher and professor focusing on mathematical learning progressions, student learning, instruction, professional development, and curriculum.