Initiative for Developing Mathematical Thinking
The Initiative for Developing Mathematical Thinking (IDMT) is committed to enhancing student achievement in mathematics by offering professional development for elementary and middle-school teachers. It is our view that all students can succeed in mathematics and that teachers have perhaps the most significant impact on student learning.
Mathematical Thinking for Instruction
The Mathematical Thinking for Instruction (MTI) courses are built upon social and constructivist learning theories, which hold that students need to learn mathematics by constructing knowledge through meaningful classroom activities and discussion. It focuses on building connections between informal understanding and the formal knowledge of mathematics that develops over time. The course is divided into three grade-bands: K-3, 4-8, & 6-12.
Graduate Certificate-Mathematical Thinking for Instruction
The Graduate Certificate-Mathematical Thinking for Instruction (GC-MTI) program is intended for individuals who want to develop the professional skills and knowledge to successfully work with teachers and students in developing mathematical understanding.
Please visit the GC-MTI website here for more information.
MTI Completion Form
Please email Tena Welfring (TWelfring@sde.idaho.gov) for a copy of your MTI completion form if you chose this option during 2011-2013 and need a copy. (Transcripted credits have been required since.)