02.27.17 FSLT Math Agenda #TrinityLearns

Monday, February 27th, 2017 at 3:00pm
Location: Kristi Story’s Room
Becky Holden, Kristi Story, Kerry Coote


  • I can make sense of tasks and persevere in solving them.
  • I can reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  • I can look for and make use of structure.

Learning Plan

3:05 5 min Quick scan of Jo’s YouCubed article (pp. 2, 11)
3:05 20 min Solving equations visually

3:25 5 min Book Club warm-up

3:30 20 min Use Visible Thinking Routines
to guide discussion

3:55 5 min Feedback – “I learned…, “I liked…,”I felt…

Read Chapter 2: Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively


Update on PD (Goal: Scale our work to our teams.)

Van de Walle, John. Teaching Student-centered Mathematics: Developmentally Appropriate Instruction for Grades Pre-K-2. Boston: Pearson, 2014. Print.

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02.08.17 Mathematizing Children’s Literature #TrinityLearns

Math Committee Professional Development
Jill Gough, Marsha Harris, Becky Holden

February 8, 2017

  • Morning Session: Early Learners Leads, Pre-K Leads + 2 Assistants, 1/2 Kindergarten
  • Afternoon Session: Early Learners Assistants, Pre-K Assistants, 1/2 Kindergarten


  • I can facilitate intentional tasks to improve numeracy and flexibility for all learners.
  • I can mathematize children’s literature to foster several of the Standards of Mathematical Practice.
    • I can make sense of tasks and persevere in solving them.

Learning Plan:

15 min Welcome and Intentions
45 min Numeracy through Literature – Notice and Note

Love Monster and the Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright

45 min Designing for Learning (in vertical teams)

Read, select, and design – anticipate and connect to concept cloud

  • Read and discuss
  • Brainstorm important concepts
  • Anticipate how learners will think and share
  • Connect to essential learnings or skills
  • Select presenter and get ready to monitor “students”
50 min Facilitate planned read aloud with others in
your base-team teachers serving as the learners

10 min Next steps and challenge
Session ends