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Get more students thinking, thinking more, thinking longer

Do you struggle to keep students engaged, excited to learn, and thinking deeply? Learn the 14 teaching practices that research shows optimize conditions for students to think, which increases their engagement and learning.

Thinking is the precurser to learning.
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Building Thinking Classrooms?


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Building Thinking Classrooms?

Sparked by observing teachers struggle to implement rich mathematics tasks to engage students in deep thinking, Peter Liljedahl has translated his 15 years of research into a set of 14 optimal practices for thinking that create an ideal setting for deep mathematics learning to occur. When combined, these unique research-based practices create the optimal conditions for learner-centered, student-owned deep mathematical thinking and learning, and have the power to transform mathematics classrooms like never before. 

Building Thinking Classrooms Practices Transform Learning Spaces at All Levels!

BTC Books Offer Practical Ways to Move Towards a Thinking Classroom!

BTC Resources Provide Various Task Samples and Links!

Peter Liljedahl and the BTC Teams offer consulting services in various countries!


“Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics exudes enthusiasm for students, how they think, and how those thoughts coalesce into powerful thinking classrooms. It’s also deeply practical, describing how everything from the teacher’s questions to the arrangement of the furniture can add to your students’ learning.”

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