Observe and analyze a range of approaches to mathematics teaching and learning, focusing on the tasks, discourse, environment, and assessment;
Work with a diverse range of students individually, in small groups, and in large class settings with guidance from and in collaboration with mathematics education professionals;
Analyze and evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of their teaching;
Develop dispositions toward teaching mathematics.
Teachers of mathematics should take an active role in their own professional development by accepting responsibility for—
Experimenting thoughtfully with alternative approaches and strategies in the classroom;
Reflecting on learning and teaching individually and with colleagues;
Participating in workshop, courses, and other educational opportunities specific to mathematics;
Participating actively in the professional community of mathematics educators;
Reading and discussing ideas presented in professional publications;
Discussing with colleagues issues in mathematics and mathematics teaching and learning;
Participating in proposing, designing, and evaluating programs for professional development specific to mathematics;
Participating in school, community, and political efforts to effect positive change in mathematics education.
Schools and school districts must support and encourage teachers in accepting these responsibilities.