**Visual Patterns – Strength Mathematical Flexibility:
**I can use and connect mathematical representations

**Course Goals:**

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

**Use and connect mathematical representations.**

Effective teaching of mathematics engages students in making connections among mathematical representations to deepen understanding of mathematics concepts and procedures and as tools for problem solving.

*Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All*

**Session Goals:**

At the end of this session, participants should be able to say:

- I can make sense of tasks and persevere in solving them.
- I can use and connect mathematical representations..
- I can construct a viable argument and critique the reasoning of others.
- Show your thinking so a reader understands without asking your questions.

**Agenda and Slide Deck:**

**Homework: **

Deeply Read **pp.138-141 ** from *TAKING ACTION: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in K-Grade 5*

- What the Research says: Meaningful Mathematical Discourse
- Promoting Equity through Facilitating Meaningful Mathematical Discourse

**Jill’s notes:**