Friday, March 15, 2013

Teruni Lamberg, author of Whole Class Mathematics Discussions



  • Higher Ed: Education 


Teruni Lamberg is an Associate Professor of Elementary Education at the University of Nevada Reno. She teaches graduate and undergraduate mathematics education courses. She was the Principal Investigator of the Northeastern Nevada Mathematics Project, and she is currently the Principal Investigator and director of the Lemelson Math and Science Master's Cohort Program. A former elementary teacher, she received her doctorate from Arizona State University and completed her Post Doctorate work at Vanderbilt University. 


Mathematics Education 


Whole Class Mathematics Discussions: Improving in-depth Mathematical Thinking and Learning in production by Pearson Publishers. The accompanying PDToolkit website offers video clips from five real classrooms which illustrate whole class math discussions in action, teacher and student interviews, and chapter PPTs for professional development sessions.
NCTM standards and the Common Core standards emphasize communication as an integral part of how students should learn mathematics. This book provides a comprehensive approach to whole class math discussion and addresses how to set up a classroom, cultivate classroom routines, plan for instruction, facilitate discussions, and assess for future improvement. Reflective questions throughout the book enable teachers to develop professionally and support formal workshop or book study experiences.
The author's goal in writing this book is to create a practical resource for teachers to facilitate effective whole class discussions that support learning. This book highlights several mathematical practices with a focus on communication. This book contains a synthesis of research, including research from the the Northeastern Nevada Mathematics Project (MSP project), author's Post doctorate work with at Vanderbilt University with Paul Cobb, and the Lemelson Math and Science Cohort program. If you have questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact the author Teruni Lamberg at
This books is available for pre-sale by Pearson,, Barnes & Nobles and other websites. This book will be released in March 2012. 
Author note 
The book is available in Australia. It just came out last year, but is making quite an impact in the U.S. This represents over 10 years of research and working with teachers. I synthesized the existing research, include my own research and developed tools so that it can help a teacher refine their teaching. The book is tool box to be adapted by the user to meet their needs. 
Glad we connected, it has been several years since I was last in Australia. Beautiful country. Visited Sydney. Amazing how technology allows us to connect. Thanks so much! I am new to blogging. What is your blog will try to connect through the blog as well. 

Whole Class Mathematics Discussions: Improving In-Depth Mathematical Thinking and Learning / Edition 1

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