Digging Deeper into Thinking Classrooms

My research has shown that when students work on thinking tasks at random groups on a vertical whiteboard, they are capable of co-creating incredible amounts of mathematical meaning and collective knowing-and-doing. In this session, I look at the thinking classroom practices that help students move this collective knowing-and-doing into individual knowing-and-doing while, at the same time, beginning to take responsibility for their own learning. 

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Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Room Emerald B (Westin)
The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler

This session is full.


  • Peter Liljedahl

    Dr. Peter Liljedahl is a Professor of Mathematics Education in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University and author of the best-selling book, Building Thinking Classrooms. Peter is a former high school mathematics teacher who has kept his research interest and activities close to the classroom. He consults regularly with teachers, schools, school districts, and ministries of education on issues of teaching and learning, problem solving, assessment, numeracy, and student thinking.