Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving.
Effective teaching of mathematics engages students in solving and discussing tasks that promote mathematical reasoning and problem solving and allow multiple entry points and varied solution strategies.
Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All
||Homework discussion, Q&A,
Problem of the Week
||Numeracy through Literature –
Notice and Note
|Designing for Learning
Read, select, and design –
anticipate and connect
- Read and discuss
- Brainstorm important concepts
- Anticipate how learners will think and
- Share using Post-it notes
- Connect to essential learnings or skills
Facilitate planned read aloud with others
||End of session
- I can demonstrate mathematical flexibility to show what I know more than one way.
- I can show my work so that a reader understands without asking questions.
- Mathematize a read aloud
- Select a book
- Identify the math standard
- Anticipate what learners will notice and wonder as well as how they will “do the math”
- Implement your mathematized read aloud (if appropriate for this topic)
- Bonus points if someone observes your read aloud and tweets
- Read: Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving
- What the Research Says: Implementing High Level Tasks (pp. 61-63)
- Promoting Equity by Implementing tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving (pp. 63-65)
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.