George Lucas Educational Foundation
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Boosting Confidence With Student-Driven Math

When teachers noticed a lack of autonomy in the math classroom, a switch to a student-centered curriculum bumped up ownership of learning—and the kids’ ability to talk about their problem-solving approach.

May 5, 2022

At Van Ness Elementary, in Washington, DC, educators adopted the Illustrative Math curriculum to move the onus for developing problem-solving skills onto the students and saw a powerful shift in the discourse in their math classrooms.

 

Schools That Work

Van Ness Elementary School

Public, Urban
Grades Pre-K–5
Washington, DC

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  • 3-5 Upper Elementary

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