SREB’s Powerful Mathematics
Instructional Practices help teachers take a balanced
approach to math instruction in which they use formative
assessment lessons to check students’ understanding of math
concepts and correct any misunderstandings.
Teachers using these practices challenge students with complex
assignments that engage students in a productive struggle.
What Do the Practices Look Like?
Mathematics Instructional Practices Rubric offers examples of
teacher and student behaviors and learning artifacts found in
classrooms that embrace these six practices:
- Planning for and ensuring a balanced approach to mathematics
- Engaging students in assignments that matter
- Utilizing questioning and feedback for deeper understanding
- Using formative assessment data
- Fostering a classroom environment that supports student
ownership of learning
- Reflecting on teaching practice
Customizable Design and Delivery
We offer professional learning support that is never
SREB’s leadership and instructional coaches partner with
district- and school-based leaders to conduct an initial
instruction review or consultation to inform the scope and
sequence of a customized professional learning plan.
In a typical implementation, districts or schools undertake a
cycle of professional learning and face-to-face and virtual
coaching. After each cycle, SREB’s coaches work with school
leaders to review and revise the professional learning plan based
on classroom observations, teacher and principal conversations,
and other data.
Our approach builds capacity and sustainability by developing
local expertise to spread the practices to new and existing