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"The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things
complicated, but to make complicated things simple."
— S. Gudder

photo of a boy with calculatorBy empowering teachers with knowledge, insight and strategies, Seeing Math™ helps teachers guide their students to math success. Our innovative professional development programs integrate face-to-face and online interaction with web-based learning, video case studies, and dynamic interactive software. Seeing Math™ courses were developed by a team of experts in mathematics education and educational technology to address "hard to teach" concepts and to give teachers, schools, and districts content and instructional practices aligned with National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards and many state standards.

Seeing Math™ guides each participant through a unique and deep learning experience. Participants gain content mastery, but Seeing Math™ also stimulates observation, analysis and reflection that helps educators effectively apply this knowledge in the classroom. Seeing Math™ facilitators interact with participants as a "guide on the side" rather than a "sage on the stage," channeling discussion to key learning points and ensuring a thoughtful, probing dialogue.

The Concord Consortium, a non-profit educational research and development organization, created Seeing Math™ with funding from the U.S. Department of Education. Through the Seeing Math™ Telecommunications and the Ready To Teach projects, Concord Consortium spent five years researching, designing, and testing the content, software, teaching practices, resources, and instructional theory behind the Seeing Math™ courses.

Seeing Math™ programs include:

  • Seeing Math™ Elementary, eleven courses that incorporate video case studies, interactive software and face-to-face and online moderated discussion to give elementary school teachers effective teaching strategies in Geometry, Number & Operations, Data Analysis & Probability, and Pre-algebra. Seeing Math™ Elementary is distributed by Teachscape.
  • Seeing Math™ Secondary, eleven facilitated courses that blend video, interactive tools and online facilitated discussion to help secondary school teachers make challenging algebra topics accessible to students. Seeing Math™ Secondary is distributed by PBS TeacherLine.

Seeing Math is ideal for teachers who want to:

  • Help students improve their performance on standardized tests.
  • Develop and refine knowledge and techniques for teaching math.
  • Explore new approaches to engaging and motivating their students about math.
  • Gain insights into how students learn and think about math.
  • Meet national and state standards for math and technology.

Seeing Math is ideal for schools and districts that need to:

  • Provide high-quality yet cost-effective staff development programs with flexible scheduling options that don't require setting aside entire days.
  • Advance the use of standards-aligned math content and instruction.
  • Align staff development initiatives with school or district objectives.
  • Improve student academic achievement.

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