09.05.18 Agenda: Embolden Your Inner Mathematician (Week One)

Week One of Embolden Your Inner Mathematician

Teacher-learner-leaders will engage in a semester-long professional learning journey to deepen our understanding of NCTM’s Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices.

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 make sense of tasks and persevere in solving them. (#SMP-1)

Tasks:

Slide deck:

01_Implement Tasks Promote Reasoning Problem Solving 2018-19 Embolden Your Inner Mathematician by Jill Gough on Scribd

[Cross posted on 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.

09.06.17 Embolden Your Inner Mathematician: Elicit and use evidence of student thinking #TrinityLearns

From NCTM’s publication, Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All:

Elicit and use evidence of student thinking.

Effective teaching of mathematics uses evidence of student thinking to assess progress toward mathematical understanding and to adjust instruction continually in ways that support and extend learning.

Slide deck

7:15 15 min Welcome, Materials, Q&A

7:30 15 min Establishing Intent, Purpose, Norm Setting

  • Ambitious Teaching
  • NCTM’s Principles to Action (@NCTM, #NCTMPtA)
  • Read The Dot
7:45 10 min Break for Birthday Breakfast
7:55 10 min Talking Points from Elizabeth Statmore (@cheesemonkeysf)

8:10 20 min Subitizing (a.k.a. Dot Talks)
8:30 25 min Number Talk
8:55 10 min Planning

  • Anticipate
  • Plan to Monitor
  • Sequence anticipated responses
9:05 10 min Closure
9:15 End of session

Homework:

  • Explore Closest to One using Open Middle worksheet with I can show my work so a reader understands without asking me questions.
  • Read pp. 207-211 from TAKING ACTION: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in K-Grade 5
    • What the Research says: Elicit and Use Evidence of Student Thinking
    • Promoting Equity by Eliciting and Using Evidence of Student Thinking
  • Read one of the following from TAKING ACTION: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in K-Grade 5
    • pp.183-188 Make a Ten
    • pp.189-195 The Odd and Even Task
    • pp. 198-207 The Pencil Task

Leinwand, Steve. Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. Reston, VA.: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2014. (p. 46) Print.

01.13.17 Number Talks & Number Strings #TrinityLearns

Math Committee Professional Development
Jill Gough, Marsha Harris, Becky Holden

Friday, January 13

  • Morning Session: 2nd Grade Leads, 1/2 of 1st Grade
  • Afternoon Session: 2nd Grade Assistants, 1/2 of 1st Grade

Goals:

Learning Plan:

15 min Welcome – Intent and Purpose
45 min Strategies: Number Talks and Number Strings
45 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
  • Select presenter and get ready to monitor “students”
50 min Practice – Facilitate planned number string with other grade level teachers serving as the learners

  • 5th/6th Grade Number String
  • 4th Grade Number String
  • 3rd Grade Number String
10 min Next steps and challenge
Session ends

Resources:

Curriculum Support Materials:

1st Grade

2nd Grade

12.05.16 FSLT Math Agenda #TrinityLearns

Monday, December 5, 2016 at 3:00pm
Location: Kristi Story’s Room
Becky Holden, Kerry Coote, Kristi Story

 

Goals:

  • I can design to build thinking, make connections, and understand relationships.
  • I can look for and make use of structure.
  • I can look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Learning Plan

3:05 5 min Maintenance
3:10 10 min Number Talk String – apples Becky
3:20 10 min Number Talks String fractions
from Graham Fletcher (@GFletchy)
Jill
3:30 15 min Number talk Karaoke blog post
from Kristin Gray (@MathMinds)
Artifacts
from today
3:45 10 min Feedback loop
3:55 5 min Feedback – “I learned…, “I liked…,”I felt…

Resources:

11.14.16 FSLT Math Agenda #TrinityLearns

Monday, November 14, 2016 at 3:00  – 4:00 pm
Location: Kristi Story’s Room (Sixth Grade hallway)
Kristi Story, Becky Holden, Kerry Coote

Goals:

  • I can design to build thinking, make connections, and understand relationships.
  • I can look for and make use of structure.
  • I can look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Learning Plan

3:05 5 min Maintenance – Video Today’s slide deck
3:10 10 min Number Talk Jill and Becky
3:20 10 min Number Talks Strings Jill
3:30 15 min Design number strings All
3:45 10 min Feedback loop All
3:55 5 min Feedback – “I learned…, “I liked…,”I felt…


Resources:

09.28.15 FSLT Math Agenda #TrinityLearns

September 28, 2015
Location: K. Nims classroom
Kato Nims, Kerry Coote, Erin Collini

Goals:

  • Continued work on vertical alignment, including 3s and Prek
  • Expanding knowledge of best practices and their role in our current program
  • Sharing work with grade level teams to grow our whole community as teachers of math
  • Raising the level of teacher confidence in math
  • How do we deepen, differentiate, and extend learning for the students in our classroom?

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Materials Needed:  laptop, pencil, paper

Learning Plan

3:00 5 min Welcome and Check-in
3:05 10 min Number Talks- Kerry (patterns)

3:15 25 min Make and Take- Kato

  • Create and receive feedback
  • How will you share with your teams?
3:40 10 min Celebrating our Resources – Erin
3:50 5 min Announcements: October 7th Snacks

Check out and close of meeting

  • “I learned…, “I liked…,” “I felt…”

 

Resources:

10.26.15 FSLT Math Agenda #TrinityLearns

October 26, 2015
Location: Idea Lab
Kato Nims, Kerry Coote, Erin Collini

Goals:

  • Continued work on vertical alignment, including 3s and Prek
  • Expanding knowledge of best practices and their role in our current program
  • Sharing work with grade level teams to grow our whole community as teachers of math
  • Raising the level of teacher confidence in math
  • How do we deepen, differentiate, and extend learning for the students in our classroom?

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Materials Needed:  laptop, pencil, paper

Learning Plan

3:00 5 min Welcome and Check-in
3:05 10 min Number Talks: Developing common language

3:15 25 min Designing a Month of Number Talks

  • Design (4)
  • Feedback
  • Share Out
3:40 10 min #MathMondays Sharing
3:50 5 min Announcements

Feedback

“I learned…, “I liked…,”I felt…”

Resources:

Making Number Talks Matter

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