Research-Based Guidelines For Improving Mathematics Instruction

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 (All day)

Abstract: Classroom teachers are, again, being buffeted by recommendations for improving their teaching in order to raise students' performance. Mathematics teachers are receiving more than their share of conflicting advice from numerous experts and interest groups. Most advocates for one teaching approach or another claim the support of research findings. What does the research actually say about how we currently are teaching mathematics in the U.S. and about what aspects of teaching we should change to improve students' achievement? Although the story is complicated, there are a few features of teaching that warrant much more attention than they currently are receiving at various levels of the educational system.

Dr. James Hiebert and Dr. Lisle Staley Stigler both presented talks at this event, entitled "Research-Based Guidelines for Improving Mathematics Instruction."