**Week Five of Embolden Your Inner Mathematician**

We commit to curation of best practices, connections between mathematical ideas, and communication to learn and share with a broad audience.

**Course Goals:**

At the end of the semester, teacher-learners should be able to say:

- I can work within NCTM’s Eight Mathematical Teaching Practices for strengthening the teaching and learning of mathematics.
- 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.

**Today’s Goals**

At the end of this session, teacher-learners should be able to say:

- I can implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem-solving. (#NCTMP2A)
- I can make sense of tasks and persevere in solving them. (#SMP-1)

From *Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All: *

**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.

**Learning Progressions for today’s goals:**

- I can implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem-solving. (#NCTMP2A)

- I can show my work so that a reader understands without have to ask me questions.

**Tasks:**

- Read and “do the math” from Each Orange Had 8 Slices by Paul Giganti Jr. (Author), Donald Crews (Illustrator).
- Select, read, and mathematize a book of your choice. Plan a lesson for your students.

[Cross posted at Experiments in Learning by Doing]

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

Leinwand, Steve. *Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All*. Reston, VA.: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2014. (p. 21) 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.