Connecticut's New Canaan Public Schools has a mission of mathematical literacy for all children and has undergone an extensive curriculum review process over the past six years. Designing reformed curriculum and ensuring computational fluency have been shared visions for the district's mathematics educators, including the authors of this article. We are three teachers who have taught across levels K-12 and have led the mathematics initiative as mathematics resource teachers, mathematics coordinators, and building administrators. We coined the term "Mathematical Mind Journey," or "MMJ," to describe the adventure we take our students on each day. MMJs support the Process and Content Standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Children grapple with and talk about their mathematical thinking in number, data, and position.
Ebdon, S. A., Coakley, M. M., & Legnard, D. (2003). Mathematical mind journeys: Awakening minds to computational fluency. Teaching Children Mathematics, 9(8), 486-493.