Developing Mathematical Ideas (DMI) Courses

Graduate & Professional

Participants in these institutes will engage in rich mathematical experiences, analyze student thinking, and explore powerful instructional moves.

Program Overview

Great math teachers possess a combination of deep conceptual understanding of the mathematics they teach, a strong awareness of how students learn, and knowledge of a wide array of effective teaching practices to support students. Our DMI institutes are designed to strengthen PreK-8 educators in all three of these areas.

Participants will engage in rich mathematical experiences, analyze student thinking, and explore powerful instructional moves in these highly interactive and transformative institutes. Educators will leave with more expertise to facilitate student-centered mathematical experiences in their classrooms.

The institute can also be customized for groups with specific needs and goals.

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Developing Mathematical Ideas modules offered this summer

Mike Flynn in a classroom with students

Building a System of Tens

July 10-14, 2023

Two students in the graduate program discuss strategy while sitting together in Kendade.

Making Meaning for Operations

July 17–21, 2023

PaGE classroom with small groups clustered at tables.

Reasoning Algebraically about Operations

July 24-28, 2023

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