The way we learn math influences our critical thinking and problem-solving. Research over the years consistently shows that students learn and enjoy math best when they’re given the opportunity to engage in task-based learning, working independently and collaboratively with their peers. Unfortunately, for too long schools have treated math as a tool to get answers, teaching students procedures to answer problems with automaticity. In this module we explore ways to build cognitive lift into instruction as a means to achieve more equitable outcomes for the students we serve.

This module was built from a professional learning session that ANet coaches experienced about Cognitive Lift   in mathematics — what it is, why it’s important and how to support it in the classroom. This asynchronous learning experience distills the most important activities and video moments from that session and we invite you to learn alongside us.