Learning and Teaching for Mathematical Literacy

Supporting materials – 3A

The TRU Framework

Teaching for Robust Understanding Project

From the TRU website:

TRU is a framework for characterizing powerful learning environments in crisp and actionable ways. It provides a straightforward and accessible language for discussing what happens (and should happen) in classrooms, in professional preparation and Professional Development (PD). TRU is consistent with what we know to be good practice, and it focuses classroom and administrative attention on what counts in learning. What that means, in particular, is that high-quality instruction and PD will be consistent with TRU and that if we adopt this framework and language, parallels in instruction across disciplines will be clear.

The Five Dimensions of Powerful Classrooms

Image showing the 5 TRU dimensions - visit the linked site for a full description

TRU Material developed by the TRU research group at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Education

Supporting material for the book Learning and Teaching for Mathematical Literacy by Hugh Burkhardt, Daniel Pead and Kaye Stacey (ISBN 9781032301174).

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