Designing intervention on the landscape of learning

In 1999, I was working as a special educator in an inclusive elementary school. My ideas about mathematics instruction were old-fashioned.  A few of my fifth-grade students had particular difficulties in multiplication, and it was hard to see what they could do—I was so focused on what they couldn’t do.   That summer I attended the Summer Institute at Mathematics in the City at the City College of New York.  One (of many) ideas that transformed my work was the idea of the landscape of learning.  (more…)