10.25.17 Embolden Your Inner Mathematician: Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving #TrinityLearns

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.

Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All

Slide deck

7:15 15 min Homework discussion, Q&A,
Problem of the Week
7:30 45 min Numeracy through Literature –
Notice and Note
8:15 30 min

10 min

15 min

5 min

Designing for Learning

Read, select, and design –
anticipate and connect

  • Read and discuss
  • Brainstorm important concepts
  • Anticipate how learners will think and
  • Share using Post-it notes
  • Connect to essential learnings or skills
8:45 20 min

10 min

10 min

Practice –
Facilitate planned read aloud with others

  • Book 1
  • Book 2
9:05 10 min Closure
9:15 End of session

Learning Progressions

  • I can demonstrate mathematical flexibility to show what I know more than one way.
  • I can show my work so that a reader understands without asking questions.

Homework:

  • Mathematize a read aloud
    • Select a book
    • Identify the math standard
    • Anticipate what learners will notice and wonder as well as how they will “do the math”
    • Implement your mathematized read aloud (if appropriate for this topic)
    • Bonus points if someone observes your read aloud and tweets
  • Read: Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving
    • What the Research Says: Implementing High Level Tasks (pp. 61-63)
    • Promoting Equity by Implementing tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving  (pp. 63-65)

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.

10.18.17 Embolden Your Inner Mathematician: Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving #TrinityLearns

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.

Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All

Slide deck

7:15 15 min Homework discussion, Q&A,
Problem of the Week
7:30 15 min Number talk and
birthday breakfast
7:45 45 min Numeracy through Literature –
Notice and Note

Those Darn Squirrels!

8:30 35 min

 

Designing for Learning

Read, select, and design:
Anticipate and connect

  • Read and discuss
  • Brainstorm important concepts
    and anticipate how learners will think
    and share using Post-it notes
  • Connect to essential learnings or skills
9:05 10 min Closure
9:15 End of session

Learning Progressions

  • I can demonstrate mathematical flexibility to show what I know more than one way.
  • I can show my work so that a reader understands without asking questions.

Homework:

  • Mathematize a read aloud
    • Select a book
    • Identify the math standard
    • Anticipate what learners will notice and wonder as well as how they will “do the math”
    • Implement your mathematized read aloud (if appropriate for this topic)
    • Bonus points if someone observes your read aloud and tweets
  • Read: Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving
    • What the Research Says: Implementing High Level Tasks (pp. 61-63)
    • Promoting Equity by Implementing tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving  (pp. 63-65)

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.

03.30.17 Mathematizing Children’s Literature #TrinityLearns

Math Committee Professional Development
Jill Gough (@jgough), Becky Holden (@bholden86), Marsha Harris (@marshamac74)

March 30, 2017 Morning Session: 
1/2 Kindergarten, 1/2 1st Grade, 1/2 2nd Grade, 1/2 3rd Grade

March 31, 2017 Morning Session:
1/2 Kindergarten, 1/2 1st Grade, 1/2 2nd Grade, 1/2 3rd Grade

Goals:

  • 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:

8:00 15 min Welcome and Intentions
8:15 60 min Numeracy through Literature – Notice and Note

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? (Mr. Tiffin’s Classroom Series)
by Margaret McNamara

9:15 60 min Designing for Learning (in vertical pairs)

  • 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”
10:15 60 min Practice – Facilitate planned read aloud with others
in your base-team teachers serving as the learners.
11:15 10 min Next steps and challenge
11:30 Session ends with feedback, please

Resources:

Kindergarten and 1st Grade choices

2nd Grade and 3rd Grade choices

 

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

Goals:

  • 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