Rigor in mathematics instruction is described as the combination of concepts, procedures, and application. Great strides have been made in supporting these three components. However, in order to reap the benefits of efforts to teach rigorous standards, we must also focus on linking concepts to procedures. Join author and industry thought leader Dr. Juli Dixon as she discusses strategies for creating these links and the importance of engaging each and every learner in rigorous mathematics.
Juli Dixon, Ph.D., is a professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Dixon focuses on improving teachers' mathematics knowledge for teaching so they support their students to communicate and justify mathematical ideas. She is a prolific writer who has published numerous books, textbooks, and articles. Dr. Dixon delivers keynotes and other presentations throughout North America. Especially important to Dr. Dixon is the need to teach each and every student. She often shares her personal story of supporting her own children with special needs to learn mathematics in an inclusive setting. Dr. Dixon published A Stroke of Luck: A Girl's Second Chance at Life with her daughter, Jessica Dixon.