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Professional Development

As teachers and school districts move forward in implementing new standards, the fundamental ideas of rigor and relevance that are deep and focused take on a new meaning. Big Ideas Learning provides a rich, hands-on experience that allows for astute understanding and practice of the underlying mathematics pedagogy.

Laurie's Notes

Daily Support from
a Master Educator

Professional development in the Big Ideas Math program begins with the Teaching Edition. Master educator Laurie Boswell uses her professional training and years of experience to share best practices in teaching and modeling to help teachers guide students to better understanding. She provides strategies that help students avoid common errors and offers motivating ideas to show mathematical relevance.


Our professional staff of experienced education consultants can provide customized professional development workshops ranging from initial implementation sessions to multi-day training seminars, depending on the school district's individual needs. Contact us for more information.

Big Ideas Learning Education and Math Consultants:

Activities for the Mathematics Classroom

These one-day workshops provide teachers with the opportunity to experience classroom games and discover interactive learning techniques. Activities for the Mathematics Classroom allow teachers to learn skills that help students develop their abilities in such areas as critical thinking, strategizing, decision making, numerical fluency, and mathematical reading.

Activities for the Mathematics Classroom workshops:

  • Teaching More with Less
  • Best Practices in the Mathematics Classroom
  • Questioning in the Mathematics Classroom
  • The Three Rs: Rigor, Relevance and Reality
  • Reading in the Content Areas
  • Games for Numerical Fluency
  • Engaging the Tech Natives