Supporting a Problem-Centered Math Classroom

In this course, we will be looking at implementing a student-centered approach to instruction in which the learning is driven by challenging, open-ended problems that require a high level of cognitive demand.

Through the use of targeted cognitively demanding tasks students develop their abilities to think deeply, make sense of problems through the use of deconstruction, build mental stamina through productive struggle, and become better able to communicate their thinking/understanding in a public way.

By participating in the course, you will learn how to plan a lesson that centers on providing students with high cognitive demand math problems. We will examine the instructional strategies that need to be implemented in order for your students to achieve the maximum benefits of learning math.




Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy


Establishing a Culture for Learning


Reflecting on Teaching