05.10.17 FSLT Math Agenda #TrinityLearns

Monday, May 10, 2017 at 3:10:3:45 (part of FSLT meeting)
Location: Community Room
Vision and Direction for the 2017-18 school year
Kerry Coote, Kristi Story, Becky Holden, Caroline Tritschler


  • 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 each grading 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.

Responsibilities of the Chairs:

  • To collaborate with the Director of Teaching and Learning to plan committee meetings, professional development, and team meetings
  • To work as a team to meet the above goals
  • To develop a plan for sharing, coaching, and teaching grade level members to further equip them with the tools to further gain confidence as a student of math.
  • To help teams facilitate and implement work in the instructional core: relationships between student, teacher, and mathematical content


  • Find a common meeting time among chairs and DoT&L that is consistent before each meeting.  
  • Start the year – overarching goal (connects to the instructional core) and accomplish it by learning more math, scaling learning to our teams, and continuing mathematical practices through class and book chat.
  • Consider video of Embolden Your Inner Mathematician for missed sessions?


05.05.17 Fall PD Opportunity #TrinityLearns


Trinity School would like to invite interested elementary mathematics teachers to participate in ongoing professional learning tis fall.  We will offer Embolden Your Inner Mathematician on Wednesday mornings through December.  Seating is limited. If interested,  please register soon.


At the end of the semester, teacher-learners 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 tasks and persevere in solving them.
  • I can work within NCTM’s Eight Mathematical Teaching Practices for strengthening the teaching and learning of mathematics.


  • For: Pre-K–6 Educators
  • Dates: Wednesday mornings, Sept 2017 – Dec 2017
  • Time: 7:15 to 9:15 AM

(The flyer advertises an early morning start time of 7:15. Realistically, the hard start time is 7:30. We plan for 7:15-7:30 to be a time for coffee, questions, and celebrations of work.)


The weekly schedule of topics are as follows:

The weekly schedule of topics can be viewed on the Embolden Your Inner Mathematician Google doc. If you are  interested in emboldening your inner mathematician and would like to join us, please contact us for additional details.

Jill Gough | Director of Teaching & Learning
Experiments in Learning by Doing | Jill Gough notes
jgough@trinitatl.org | @jgough

Trinity School | www.trinityatl.org
4301 Northside Parkway | Atlanta, GA 30327
Phone 404.240.6220 | Fax 404.231.8111

05.03.17 FSLT Math Agenda #TrinityLearns

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 3:30pm
Location: Kristi Story’s Room
Becky Holden, Kerry Coote, Kristi Story


  • 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.

Learning Plan

3:35 5 min Maintenance – Video
3:10 10 min Announcements about PD:
Embolden Your Inner Mathematician
3:40 20 min Revisit Integer Multiplication Jill
4:00 05 min Book Club warm-up:

Becky and Kerry
4:05 20 min Use Visible Thinking Routines
to guide discussion about Chapter 3:

4:25 05 min Feedback – “I learned…, “I liked…,”I felt…