This initiative is based on the belief that all students, including students with disabilities, can learn mathematics and improve their level of mathematical literacy. Teachers, administrators, curriculum developers, and families will learn ways to develop student skills and a conceptual understanding of mathematics through high quality professional development opportunities.
Today, teachers of mathematics are challenged with differentiating instruction in mixed ability classrooms, while struggling to prepare students for district and state assessments. Teachers need practical strategies to acquire and strengthen the skills necessary to meet these demands, in addition to making the study of mathematics meaningful for all students.
The Mathematical Literacy Initiative is premised on the findings of the following: Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS, 1999); National Council of Mathematics (NCTM); Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (2000); and CT Mathematics Frameworks (1999).
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Within this guide you will find resources available at the SERC Library from our collections, articles available at the SERC Library, internet sites where you will find math activities, games, lesson plans that are either free or available by simply siging up on the various sites. In addition we will add organizations and associations that are math related and give you some RSS feed to check out.
Resources and listings in this LibGuide do not indicate approval or endorsement by SERC or the Connecticut State Department of Education. The listings are provided solely as a resource of general information.