Winter 2020 Book Study

Welcome to the Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had 

Book Study!

Anyone with an interest in improving student understanding is welcome to participate!

Here is a flyer with additional information.  If you have any questions, please e-mail

Discussion prompts will be posted weekly, per the schedule listed below (begins January 18, 2020).

Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had

Publisher's Ordering Info and Book Details


Be sure to purchase your copy of the book soon so you can join the online discussion!

To register and participate in our Book Study,

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Chapter Titles

    • Chapter 1: Breaking the Cycle 
    • Chapter 2: What Do Mathematicians Do? 
    • Chapter 3: Mathematicians Take Risks 
    • Chapter 4: Mathematicians Make Mistakes 
    • Chapter 5: Mathematicians Are Precise 
    • Chapter 6: Mathematicians Rise to a Challenge 
    • Chapter 7: Mathematicians Ask Questions 
    • Chapter 8: Mathematicians Connect Ideas 
    • Chapter 9: Mathematicians Use Intuition 
    • Chapter 10: Mathematicians Reason 
    • Chapter 11: Mathematicians Prove 
    • Chapter 12: Mathematicians Work Together and Alone 
    • Chapter 13: "Favorable Conditions" for All Math Students

    Book Study Tentative Schedule

    Week of 

    Jan 18-24 (MLK Day)                        

    Ch. 1                                               

    Jan 25-31

    Ch. 2

    Feb 1-7

    Ch. 3

    Feb 8-14

    Ch. 4

    Feb 15-21 (President’s Day)

    Ch. 5

    Feb 22-28

    Ch 6

    Feb 29-Mar 6

    Ch 7

    Mar 7-13

    Ch. 8 

    Mar 14-20

    Catch up week 

    Mar 21-27

    Ch. 9

    Mar 28-Apr 3

    Ch. 10

    Apr 4-10

    Ch. 11

    Apr 11-17 (Easter)

    Ch. 12

    Apr 18-24

    Ch 13

    April 25-- wrap up and feedback

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    The ATOMIC Mission is to ensure that every Connecticut student receives world-class education in mathematics by providing vision, leadership and support to the K-16 mathematics community and by providing every teacher of mathematics the opportunity to grow professionally.

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