# Glossary of Questions

**Why is it important to understand the foundations of mathematics? **

**Why is assessment important to inform and guide instruction?**

- How do I embed on-going assessment into my practice?
- How do I know what my students know, can do, and understand? Where to next?
- How will students know what they know, can do, and plan for next steps?

**Why is student engagement important?**

- How do I foster joy in mathematics?
- How can I ensure access through multiple entry points for all students?
- How do I encourage my students to make meaning of numeracy in the world?
- How do I assist students in becoming/being confident and competent mathematicians?

**Why is it important to have a diverse repertoire of instructional practices?**

- What routines will support mathematical thinking and reasoning?
- What approaches allow for equitable access to learning?
- How can my instructional approaches create opportunities to uncover the curriculum and build conceptual understanding?

**Why is it important to create an environment of numeracy for my students? **

- How do I show students that I value numeracy in my classroom?
- How do I encourage mathematical thinking and communicating in my students?
- How can I infuse mathematics throughout the day and our lives in meaningful, purposeful ways?
- How can I nurture a sense of wonder, curiosity, and joy for mathematics?