11.01.17 Embolden Your Inner Mathematician: Building Procedural Fluency from Conceptual Understanding #TrinityLearns

Build procedural fluency from conceptual understanding.

Effective teaching of mathematics builds fluency with procedures on a foundation of conceptual understanding so that students, over time, become skillful in using procedures flexibly as they solve contextual and mathematical problems.

Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All

Slide deck

8:00 15 min Homework discussion, Q&A,
Problem of the Week
8:15 30 min Strategies and Number Strings
8:45 40 min Minilessons for …

Read, select, and design –
anticipate and connect to strategies

  • Read and discuss one number string
  • Brainstorm important strategies and
  • Anticipate how learners will think and
  • Solve using Post-it notes
  • Connect to essential learnings or skills
9:30 End of session

Homework:

  • Implement Number Strings (high-level demand tasks) to build procedures with connections
  • Read:Build procedural fluency from conceptual understanding
    • What the Research Says: The Relationship of Understanding and Fluency (pp. 91-92)
    • Promoting Equity by Building Procedural Fluency from Conceptual Understanding  (pp. 93-95)

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.

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