PROBLEM OF PRACTICE 2023: ARE OUR MATHEMATICS LESSONS WORTHWHILE?
•Are teachers using effective questions to deepen student thinking and formatively assess? •Are we providing opportunities for students to:  question,  reason,  communicate and  share their mathematical understanding? This Problem of Practice builds on our extended learning using the Worthwhile Lesson Framework. It highlights the importance of rich discussions in the mathematics classroom. It aimed at extending our understanding of mathematical reasoning and problem solving including the distinctions between them. 
PROBLEM OF PRACTICE 2024: ARE OUR MATHEMATICS LESSONS RIGOROUS?
To ensure "cognitive priming", participants were requested to revisit the resources found on this website and to identify concepts that capture or challenge thinking about the core idea of rigour in the mathematics classroom. 
PLAY THE SLIDESHOW TO VIEW The 2023 presentation VIEW THE 2024 PRESENTATION (RIGOUR)


THE READINGS
2022: MATHEMATICAL DISCUSSIONS: "Orchestrating Productive Maths Discussions", Smith, Hughes, Engle and Stein, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, May 2009. Download here

2024: RIGOUR: The prereading is a collation of excerpts from Barbara Blackburn's book, "Rigor is not a fourletter word" and some ideas from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (US). Download here maths_rigor_reading.pdf


