“When classrooms are workshops, learners (no matter how young) are inquiring, investigating, discussing, and constructing. They put forth the mathematical ideas in a community of their peers and justify and defend their thinking.”

—Cathy Fosnot

Download a sample from either of the following Contexts for Learning resources. These books are available individually or as part of a grade-level pack.

The Big Dinner

Part of the “Investigating Multiplication and Division” pack (grades 3-5), this sample provides an overview of the big ideas in the unit, strategies to support student understanding, and two days of sample lessons to try.

Minilessons for Extending Addition and Subtraction

Part of the “Investigating Number Sense, Addition, and Subtraction” pack (grades K-3), this sample provides tips on developing numeracy, ideas for using models in your instruction, and two sample minilessons to try.