Tools

Our research on classroom practices that lead to students’ robust understandings has produced the following documents:

*The Teaching for Robust Understanding (TRU) Framework***, a terse summary of what makes for productive learning environments. Click [***here*] for the alpha release version.*A*, which characterizes the five critical dimensions of mathematically productive classrooms and introduces a collection of documents describing and using the*n Introduction to the TRU Math Document Suite***T**eaching for**R**obust**U**nderstanding of**Math**ematics (**TRU Math)**scheme. Click [*here*] for the alpha release version.

, a literature review that provides the underpinnings for the TRU Math Scheme and gives the rationale for scoring decisions in TRU Math. Click [*An Introduction to the TRU Math Dimensions**here*] for the alpha release version.

, which can be used by teacher and coach, by a professional learning community, or by teachers reflecting on their own practice, to enhance instruction along the lines that the TRU Math Scheme indicates are important. Click [*The TRU Math Professional Development Tools**here*] for the alpha release version of the*TRU Math Conversation Guide*, which supports reflection on the five dimensions of mathematically productive classrooms. Click [*here*] for the alpha release version of the*TRU Math Conversation Guide, Module A: Contextual Algebraic Tasks,*which supports in-depth explorations of algebraic thinking.

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*TRU Math Rubric**,*a tool for researchers to measure classroom performance along six critically important dimensions (five general, one algebra-specific) of classroom activity. Click [*here*] for the alpha release version.

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, which provides detailed instructions to researchers for assigning scores when using the TRU Math Rubric.*TRU Scoring Guide**Coming soon.*

- An elaborated description of the components of a student’s robust understanding for working with contextual algebra problems, with references to supporting research literature.
*Coming soon.*

- A student assessment tool focused on the components of students’ robust understnding for working with contextual algebra problems. Two roughly parallel forms are provided, together with rubrics for scoring.
*Coming soon.*

Additional documents will be posted as they are ready for distribution.