Learning Trajectories: What are They?
At the heart of the Learning and Teaching with Learning Trajectories [LT]2 website are mathematical Learning Trajectories. Children follow natural developmental progressions in learning. Curriculum research has revealed sequences of activities that are effective in guiding children through these levels of thinking. These developmental paths are the basis for learning trajectories.
Learning Trajectories have three parts - a learning goal, a developmental path along which children develop to reach that goal, and a set of activities matched to each of the levels of thinking in that path. Together, these help children develop to higher levels of mathematical thinking.