The Developing Mathematical Thinking Institute (DMTI) is dedicated to enhancing students’ learning of mathematics by supporting educators in the implementation of research-based instructional strategies through high-quality professional development, curricular resources, formative assessments and screeners.
The Big Idea
Mathematics is a complex topic and can be intimidating to many students. Math can also be challenging for adults. Unfortunately, over 90% of school systems only test and teach a small portion of the many interconnected parts of mathematics – leaving wide gaps in students' future learning capabilities. DMTI offers a thorough, research-based approach to math education that addresses all foundational aspects of what it means to learn, and love, mathematics.
The Developing Mathematical Thinking Institute (DMTI) is dedicated to enhancing students’ learning of mathematics by supporting educators in the implementation of research-based instructional strategies through high-quality professional development, curricular resources, and assessments. Here is how we Develop Mathematical Thinking.
Customized professional development and workshops for schools and math educators to augment teaching process, skill sets, and overarching quality of learning experiences for students.
Ongoing Embedded Support
Next, we take you through a progressive and systematic process to develop and use a curriculum that improves the math learning experiences for both educators and students.
Primary Math Assessment (PMA)
The PMA-Screener and PMA-Diagnostic tools are used to identify students at-risk for poor math outcomes. It is a research-based, universal tool that screens and diagnoses students on 6 domains that predict future success in math. It identifies students’ strengths and deficiencies and provides educators insight and materials to support students.
The DMT Institute was Developed by Dr. Jonathan Brendefur, Mathematics Education Professor
6th Grade Teacher
“Using the (DMTI) modules to teach fractions was the best thing I did all year. I struggled with fractions when I was a student and never felt comfortable teaching fractions to my kids.”
5th Grade Teacher
“Having (DMTI staff) in my classroom was the best experience! My kids loved having an expert teach them. I learned more from team teaching that 45 minute lesson than I could have possibly imagined. It was so helpful!”
Help your students succeed
Learn how we can increase math achievement and education for your schools.