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Learning to Teach Mathematics to All Students
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The National Science Foundation-funded Mathematics for All project, conducted by Bank Street College of Education and the Education Development Center, has developed professional development resources to support teachers as they improve preK-6, standards-based mathematics education for all students, including students with disabilities. The resources consist of video-taped mathematics lessons from a range of different elementary classrooms that include students with disabilities, multimedia resources related to the lessons (for example, samples of student work and curriculum materials), and facilitated learning experiences that incorporate clips from the video-taped math lessons. The materials have been used in 35 pre-service and 16 in-service teacher education courses across the country, reaching about 1,400 practicing or future teachers and the approximately 35,000 students they teach. 

Results from pilot- and field-tests show that the resources improve pre-service and in-service teachers’ knowledge of how to analyze the demands of a mathematical task, how to assess strengths and needs of individual students, and how to make decisions about adapting mathematics lessons to support students with diverse strengths and needs. Emerging findings suggest that these changes have resulted in improved lesson planning and teaching practices, including differentiated instruction. 

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Video from case lessons allows teachers to observe the strengths and needs of individual students.

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