Close your eyes and picture quality mathematics instruction. Who is doing the math? Who is doing the talking? Who is doing the thinking?

A learner centered mathematics classroom amplifies student voice and leverages the power of inquiry through problem solving. Shifting to an inquiry approach represents a significance change for teachers nationally and the formative assessment process creates conditions for student ownership and agency.

Empowered Mathematicians are Learners who:

Believe they have the ability to learn and explore math

Expect mistakes are part of exploration

Take ownership of their exploration and regulate their learning

Good Mathematics is not about how many answers you know…it’s about how you behave when you don’t know.


– Unknown


Observe how learners take charge of their learning by engaging deeply in the learner-centered mathematics process.