Embolden Your Inner Mathematician Session 1
Subitizing, Number Talks, and Choral Counting:
#NCTMP2A: Elicit and use evidence of student thinking
Back by popular demand, twelve #TrinityLearns faculty will gather each week in the fall to deepen our understanding of NCTM’s teaching practices and NCTM’S Standards for Mathematical Practices.
Course Goals:
At the end of the semester, participants should be able to say:
 I can exercise mathematical flexibility to show what I know in more than one way.
 I can make sense of mathematical tasks and persevere in solving them.
 I can work within NCTM’s Eight Mathematical Teaching Practices for strengthening the teaching and learning of mathematics.
Elicit and use evidence of student thinking.
Effective teaching of mathematics uses evidence of student thinking to assess progress toward mathematical understanding and to adjust instruction continually in ways that support and extend learning.
Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All
Session Goals:
At the end of this session, participants should be able to say:
 I can make sense of tasks and persevere in solving them.
 I can elicit and use evidence of student thinking.
 I can construct a viable argument and critique the reasoning of others.
Agenda with Slide Deck
7:30 
15 min 
Gather and connect

Jill 
7:45 
10 min 
Establishing Intent, Purpose, Norm Setting

Jill 
7:55 
30 min 
Subitizing 
Becky 
8:25 
15 min 
Choral Counting 
Kerry 
8:40 
20 min 
Beanie Boo Task:
 Elicit evidence and Use Evidence

Jill 
9:10 
5 min 
Intentional closure

Jill 
9:15 

Session 1 concludes 

Jill’s Notes:
Homework:
Read pp. 207211 from Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades K5
 What the Research says: Elicit and Use Evidence of Student Thinking
 Promoting Equity by Eliciting and Using Evidence of Student Thinking
Franke, Megan L. Choral Counting and Counting Collections: Transforming the PreK5 Math Classroom.. Stenhouse. Kindle Edition.
Leinwand, Steve. Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. Reston, VA.: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2014. (p. 46) Print.
Smith, Margaret Schwan., et al. Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades K5. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2017.