10.11.17 FSLT Math Agenda #TrinityLearns

3:30 5 min Establishing Intent, Purpose, Norm Setting
3:35 15 min
  • Would you rather? task 
  • Construct a viable argument
  • Show you work so reader understands
  • Debrief
3:50 30 min Common formative assessment

  • Number Talks
  • For the next meeting – bring team common assessment
4:20 05 min Construct a viable argument

  • Reading homework
  • Discussion prep
4:25 5 min Closure and Reflection (I liked (and why), I wish, I wonder)
2017-18 Feedback and Attendance Form
4:30 End of session


Stevens, John. “Would You Rather….” Would You Rather…?, 1 Nov. 2016, www.wouldyourathermath.com/placevalue/.

09.27.17 Embolden Your Inner Mathematician: Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse #TrinityLearns

From NCTM’s publication, Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All:

Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse.

Effective teaching of mathematics facilitates discourse among students to build shared understanding of mathematical ideas by analyzing and comparing student approaches and arguments.

Slide deck

7:15 15 min Homework discussion using
Connect-Extend-Challenge Visible Thinking Routine
7:30 35 min Which pizza is the better deal?
– Robert Kaplinsky (
@robertkaplinsky)
8:05 10 min Break
8:15 30 min the Whopper Jar 3-Act Task
– Graham Fletcher (
@gfletchy)
8:45 20 min Number Talks
9:05 10 min Closure
9:15 End of session

Homework:

  • Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse using Number Talks. What will/did you learn?
    • Select a number talk.
    • Anticipate student answers with your team.
    • Notice and note which students used each strategy.
    • What will/did you learn?
  • Read pp. 146-151 from TAKING ACTION: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in K-Grade 5
    • Examining Mathematical Discourse
  • Deeply Read pp. 175-179 from TAKING ACTION: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in K-Grade 5
    • What the Research says: Meaningful Mathematical Discourse
    • Promoting Equity through Facilitating Meaningful Mathematical Discourse

Standards for Mathematical Practice

  • I can make sense of tasks and persevere in solving them.
  • I can construct a viable argument and critique the reasoning of others.


“Connect Extend Challenge A Routine for Connecting New Ideas to Prior Knowledge.” Visible Thinking, Harvard Project Zero.

Leinwand, Steve. Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. Reston, VA.: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2014. (p. 46) Print.

Gough, Jill, and Jennifer Wilson. “#LL2LU Learning Progressions: SMP.” Experiments in Learning by Doing or Easing the Hurry Syndrome. WordPress, 04 Aug. 2014. Web. 11 Mar. 2017.

Gough, Jill, and Kato Nims. “#LL2LU Learning Progressions.” Experiments in Learning by Doing or Colorful Learning. WordPress, 04 Aug. 2014. Web. 11 Mar. 2017.

Smith, Margaret Schwan., et al. Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades K-5. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2017.

09.20.17 Embolden Your Inner Mathematician: Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse #TrinityLearns

From NCTM’s publication, Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All:

Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse.

Effective teaching of mathematics facilitates discourse among students to build shared understanding of mathematical ideas by analyzing and comparing student approaches and arguments.

Slide deck

7:15 20 min Homework Splats! discussion, Q&A, Problem of the Week
7:35 20 min Open Middle: Closest to One (recap)

7:55 30 min 3-Act Task:  The Cookie Thief

8:25 30 min 3-Act Task: How big is the World’s Largest Deliverable Pizza?

8:55 15 min Book discussion from homework

9:10 05 min Closure
9:15 End of session

Homework:

  • Read pp. 146-151 from TAKING ACTION: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in K-Grade 5
    • Examining Mathematical Discourse
  • Deeply Read pp. 175-179 from TAKING ACTION: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in K-Grade 5
    • What the Research says: Meaningful Mathematical Discourse
    • Promoting Equity through Facilitating Meaningful Mathematical Discourse

Standards for Mathematical Practice –

  • I can make sense of tasks and persevere in solving them.

  • I can construct a viable argument and critique the reasoning of others.


“Connect Extend Challenge A Routine for Connecting New Ideas to Prior Knowledge.” Visible Thinking, Harvard Project Zero.

Leinwand, Steve. Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. Reston, VA.: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2014. (p. 46) Print.

Gough, Jill, and Jennifer Wilson. “#LL2LU Learning Progressions: SMP.” Experiments in Learning by Doing or Easing the Hurry Syndrome. WordPress, 04 Aug. 2014. Web. 11 Mar. 2017.

Gough, Jill, and Kato Nims. “#LL2LU Learning Progressions.” Experiments in Learning by Doing or Colorful Learning. WordPress, 04 Aug. 2014. Web. 11 Mar. 2017.

Smith, Margaret Schwan., et al. Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades K-5. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2017.

 

09.13.17 FSLT Math Agenda #TrinityLearns

Questions for 2017-18

September 13 Meeting

 

3:30 5 min Establishing Intent, Purpose, Norm Setting

  • How is the year going? What are you looking
    forward to this year?
    Did you survive Hurricane Irma?
3:35 5 min Goals for Math Committee

  • To learn more math in order to pass it on to our
    grade level teams
  • To scale our learning to our teams
  • To deeply understand the Standards for
    Mathematical Practices
  • To deepen, differentiate, and extend learning
    for the students in our classroom
    (Instructional Core goal)

Action Steps

  1. Participate in or recruit others to participate in
    Embolden Your Inner Mathematician
  2. Study and participate in discussions around
    Standards of Mathematical Practices, including
    reading and implementing ideas in
    Beyond Answers
    by Mike Flynn
  3. Refine and rework learning progressions for
    eachgrading period (and calibrate with
    “next door neighbor”grades) to deeply
    understand the essentials to learn, to
    improve actionable formative assessment
    techniques and strategies, and to know our
    learners as mathematicians.
3:40 5 min Number SplatsSteve Wyborney (@SteveWyborney)
3:45 30 min Planning for Splats

4:15 15 min Talking Points from Elizabeth Statmore (@chessemonkeysf)

4:25 5 min Closure and Reflection (I liked (and why), I wish, I wonder)
2017-18 Feedback and Attendance Form
4:30

End of session

09.13.17 Embolden Your Inner Mathematician: Elicit and use evidence of student thinking #TrinityLearns

From NCTM’s publication, Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All:

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.

Slide deck

7:15 45 min Establishing Intent, Purpose, Norm Setting

8:00 15 min Continuing Talking Points – Elizabeth Statmore (@chessemonkeysf)

8:15 20 min Number SplatsSteve Wyborney (@SteveWyborney)
8:25 20 min Fraction SplatsSteve Wyborney (@SteveWyborney)
8:45 15 min Planning for Splats

9:00 15 min Closure and Reflection

  • I learned to pay attention to…
  • I learned to ask myself…
  • A new mathematical connection is…
9:15 End of session
  • Elicit and use evidence of student thinking using Splats. What will/did you learn?Homework:
  • Write to describe your quest for Closest to One using Open Middle worksheet with I can show my work so a reader understands without asking me questions.
  • Deeply read pp. 207-211 from TAKING ACTION: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in K-Grade 5
    • What the Research says: Elicit and Use Evidence of Student Thinking
    • Promoting Equity by Eliciting and Using Evidence of Student Thinking
  • Read one of the following from TAKING ACTION: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in K-Grade 5
    • pp.183-188 Make a Ten
    • pp.189-195 The Odd and Even Task
    • pp. 198-207 The Pencil Task

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 K-5. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2017.

Statmore, Elizabeth. “Cheesemonkey Wonders.” #TMC14 GWWG: Talking Points Activity – Cultivating Exploratory Talk through a Growth Mindset Activity, 1 Jan. 1970.

09.06.17 Embolden Your Inner Mathematician: Elicit and use evidence of student thinking #TrinityLearns

From NCTM’s publication, Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All:

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.

Slide deck

7:15 15 min Welcome, Materials, Q&A

7:30 15 min Establishing Intent, Purpose, Norm Setting

  • Ambitious Teaching
  • NCTM’s Principles to Action (@NCTM, #NCTMPtA)
  • Read The Dot
7:45 10 min Break for Birthday Breakfast
7:55 10 min Talking Points from Elizabeth Statmore (@cheesemonkeysf)

8:10 20 min Subitizing (a.k.a. Dot Talks)
8:30 25 min Number Talk
8:55 10 min Planning

  • Anticipate
  • Plan to Monitor
  • Sequence anticipated responses
9:05 10 min Closure
9:15 End of session

Homework:

  • Explore Closest to One using Open Middle worksheet with I can show my work so a reader understands without asking me questions.
  • Read pp. 207-211 from TAKING ACTION: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in K-Grade 5
    • What the Research says: Elicit and Use Evidence of Student Thinking
    • Promoting Equity by Eliciting and Using Evidence of Student Thinking
  • Read one of the following from TAKING ACTION: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in K-Grade 5
    • pp.183-188 Make a Ten
    • pp.189-195 The Odd and Even Task
    • pp. 198-207 The Pencil Task

Leinwand, Steve. Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. Reston, VA.: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2014. (p. 46) Print.

06.07.17 Empower Learners #TrinityLearns

Summer Literacy and Math Professional Learning
June 5-9, 2017
Day 3 – Empower Learners
Jill Gough (@jgough) and Becky Holden (@bholden86)

I can empower learners to reach for the next independent level in their learning.

Learning target and pathway:

UED: 8:45 – 11:15  / EED: 12:15 – 2:45

Slide deck

8:45 /
12:15
15 min Norm and Purpose Setting
Read Aloud – 
Giraffes Can’t Dance by
Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees
(@worldofhappy) and (@Guyguyyug)
9:00 /
12:30
45 min Place Value vertical alignment game
(
Whose grade-level is it?)
9:45 /
1:15
15 min Conferring in Math
(similarities and differences to R&W workshop)
from Cathy Fosnot (
@CTFosnot)
10:00 /
1:30
60 min
  • Natasha had $8.72. She spent $4.89 on a gift for
    her mother. How much money does Natasha have left?
  • Seesaw 3-Act Task
    from Graham Fletcher (@GFletchy
  • Gilbert had 81 stickers. Then he bought some more
    and now he has 312 stickers. How many did he buy?
Analyzing student work to practice conferring
(critique the reasoning of others)

  • What is going well?
  • What structure or repeated reasoning do you see?
  • What assessing or advancing question should you ask?

In other words, for each student can you write:

  • I like…because…
  • I wonder…
  • What if…
11:00 /
2:30
15 min Closing this session with purpose

Resources:

06.06.17 Mathematical Flexibility #TrinityLearns

Summer Literacy and Math Professional Learning
June 5-9, 2017
Day 2 – Mathematical Flexibility
Jill Gough (@jgough) and Becky Holden (@bholden86)

I can demonstrate mathematical flexibility to show what I know in more than one way.

Learning target and pathway:

UED: 8:45 – 11:15  / EED: 1:15 – 2:45

 Slide deck

8:45/12:15 15 min Norm and Purpose Setting
9:00/12:30 15 min Read Aloud: The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School
by Deborah Diesen (@DebbieDiesen)
9:15/12:45 15 min WODB form and lesson design

  • I can demonstrate mathematical flexibility and
    show what I know in more than one way.
  • I can show my work so that a reader understands
    without having to ask me questions.
9:30/1:00 30 min Apples and Bananas Task

  • I can show what I know in more than one way.
  • I can use appropriate tools strategically.
  • I can make sense of tasks and
    persevere in solving them.
  • I can show my work so that a reader understands
    without having to ask me questions.
10:00/1:30 30 min Select, sequence, and connect

  • Share work and thinking
  • Look at what was monitored
  • Debrief planning
10:30/2:00 30 min Estimation 180 from Andrew Stadel
(@mr_stadel)
11:00/2:30 15 min Closing this session with purpose
11:15/2:45 Session ends

Resources:

06.05.17 Make Sense and Persevere #TrinityLearns

Summer Literacy and Mathematics Professional Learning
June 5-9, 2017
Day 1 – Make Sense and Persevere
Jill Gough (@jgough) and Becky Holden (@bholden86)

I can make sense of tasks and persevere in solving them.

Learning target and pathway:

UED: 8:45 – 11:15 / EED: 12:15 – 2:45

Slide deck

8:45/12:15 15 min Norm and Purpose Setting
9:00/12:30 10 min Read Aloud – The Dot by Peter Reynolds
(@PeterHReynolds)
9:10/12:40 20 min Number String from Catherine Fosnot
(@CTFosnot)
9:30/1:00 45 min 3-Act Task from Mike Flynn
(@MikeFlynn55)
10:15/1:45 45 min 3-Act Task from Robert Kaplinsky
(@RobertKaplinsky)
11:00/2:30 15 min Closing this session with purpose
11:15/2:45 End of session reflection and feedback

Resources:

06.02.17 Summer PD #TrinityLearns

As part of our practice, we offer in-house summer professional learning around literacy and numeracy.

There are two strands that both focus on the workshop model and conferring with students in literacy and in math.  Tiffany Coleman (@TColemanReads)and Lisa Eickholdt (@LisaEickholdt) will each join us on June 5th and 6th, respectively, to further our work in conferring.  On June 7th, Marsha Harris (@MarshaMac74) will round out the literacy work with a session on differentiation.  Jill Gough (@jgough) and Becky Holden (@bholden86) will facilitate three days of interactive math learning so that it parallels the work in literacy.
For our colleagues not able to join us, we will share our plans each day next week.
Here’s the big picture view of the professional learning days:
 Our essential learnings are based on ALT’s goal for all faculty-learners: