Portland State University
Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics & Statistics
The Maseeh Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series*
"David O. McKay School of Education,
Brigham Young University"
The Comprehensive Mathematics Instruction (CMI) Framework:
A new lens for examining teaching and learning in the mathematics classroom
Research has documented the disparity between the vision of mathematical work espoused by the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and the nature of actual mathematical activity in most classrooms in the United States. Similar studies suggest that this disparity stems in part because educators are often left "with no framework for the kinds of specific, constructive pedagogical moves that teachers might make." (Chazan & Ball, 1999, p. 2) The Comprehensive Mathematics Instruction (CMI) Framework was designed to provide access to reform-based pedagogical strategies for K-12 mathematics teachers. The CMI Framework is not textbook specific; rather, it is a system of instruction consisting of a learning cycle, a teaching cycle, and a continuum of understanding. It was developed over several years of collaborative efforts between professors from Brigham Young University and representatives from five surrounding school districts representing one-third of the students in Utah. The primary purpose of this presentation is to describe the CMI Framework and its creation; however, some preliminary data describing the effects of professional development in CMI on teachers and their students will also be shared.
Friday, March 4th, 2011, 3:15pm
Neuberger Hall room 454
(Refreshments served at 3:00 Neuberger Hall room 344)
* Sponsored by the Maseeh Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series Fund and the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics & Statistics, PSU. This event is free and open to the public.