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Tool Implementing Standards-Based Mathematics Instruction: A Casebook for Professional Development


The centerpiece of these materials is a set of narrative cases drawn from the QUASAR project and viewed through the lens of the Mathematical Tasks Framework - a characterization of how mathematical tasks unfold during classroom instruction. The cases portray the enactment of cognitively challenging tasks in middle grades classrooms. The Framework provides a tool for guiding a discussion of cases and the challenges of using high-level tasks for instruction.

Authors: Mary Kay Stein, Margaret Schwan Smith, Marjorie A. Henningsen and Edward A. Silver.

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